Aug 07 2008
Cape Town Transport
Cape Town has unveiled it’s plan to introduce a BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) System. A system that runs successfully in several developing South American countries; as well as the developed countries of France (Paris), America, (Los Angeles), and Australia (Brisbane).
This transport system consists of dedicated bus and taxi lanes on routes across the city.
The first phase (to be completed by 2010) could cover the CBD and link to Cape Town International Airport. After 2010 it would extend onto other routes.
It is anticipated that up to 20% of commuters would stop traveling by car. That equates to 1 in 5 cars off the road!
City Council is to take the final decision.