Webinar: Examples of BRT implementation in South Africa metropolitan and small city issues and differences
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Webinar: Examples of BRT implementation in South Africa metropolitan and small city issues and differences



2014-05-30 by Bill Cameron

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Webinar: Examples of BRT implementation in South Africa metropolitan and small city issues and differences Webinar: Examples of BRT implementation in South Africa metropolitan and small city issues and differences Presentation Transcript

  • “BRT implementation in South Africa with reference to some metropolitan and secondary city issues and differences” Bill Cameron Department of Transport Pauline Froschauer Namela (Pty) Ltd Fabricio González Namela (Pty) Ltd
  • 1. Background 2. Extent of BRT interventions in South Africa 3. Scope and quality of BRT network development in Cape Town 4. The advantages of developing public transport networks at an early stage of urban settlement The case of Rustenburg Outline of the Presentation
  • 1. Background 1. South Africa (RSA) commenced BRT planning in late 2006 2. Catalyst was the 2010 FIFA World Cup which was to be hosted in 9 RSA cities 3. Conditional grant funds were made available to assist the cities to provide public transport systems which would be a legacy of the World Cup 4. Only Johannesburg and to a lesser extent Cape Town succeeded in providing BRT by 2010
  • Soccer City in Joburg with the BRT in the foreground Ellis Park Station, scene of the other Joburg World Cup Stadium Typical Joburg Station with buses loading for Soccer City
  • Match time at Soccer City during the 2010 World Cup
  • BRT in operations +20km of network Pilot service on single corridor First busway & stations under construction In planning stage Extent of BRT interventions in the RSA
  • RSA GDP per capita US$ 11 259 RTR Ratio = 2.0 (Km of rapid transit per million urban population) ITDP “Best Practice in National Support for Urban Transportation”: Part 1: Evaluating Country Performancein Meeting the Transit Needs of Urban Populations; by Walter Hook, Colin Hughes and Jacob Mason
  • 3. Scope of BRT network development in Cape Town Phase 1 corridor Full network plan
  • Tableview Feeder services R 27 Dedicated BRT Lane CBD and Waterfront Feeder Services 3. Scope of BRT network development in Cape Town
  • Phase 1a Dedicated Trunk Busway • Note challenges of low density of development • Wetland abutting the western busway • Note – quality of infrastructure
  • Quality suburban BRT infrastructure – busway, station, median cycleway and footway, pedestrian crossings, clear road markings and landscaping
  • Stables Bus Depot
  • 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 16000 18000 20000 Aug-11 Sep-11 Oct-11 Nov-11 Dec-11 Jan-12 Feb-12 Mar-12 Apr-12 May-12 Jun-12 Jul-12 Aug-12 Sep-12 Oct-12 Nov-12 Dec-12 Jan-13 Feb-13 Mar-13 Apr-13 May-13 Jun-13 Jul-13 Aug-13 Sep-13 Oct-13 Nov-13 Dec-13 Avejourneysperweekday Average passenger journeys per weekday: Opening of new services in 2014 has pushed these numbers beyond 45 000 riders per day on 1 trunk route and suburban and CBD feeders
  • Trunk bus (articulated 18 m)
  • Feeder bus (9 m)
  • Fare Collection January 2014 • TCT official winner of the prestigious International MasterCard Award for the category Best Bank Card Ticketing Scheme. • TCT on the map as the world leaders in EMV low value payment (LVP) anonymous, contactless card implementation in the transit environment
  • Card Validators
  • Secondary Cities & Public Transport • Secondary cities – Act as catalysts for development in surrounding regions – Alleviate demographic pressure from metros - existing metros growing into unmanageable mega-cities • Rustenburg has the 7th largest city economy in the country – larger than Buffalo City and Mangaung, the two new metros (SACN report on Secondary Cities in SA, March 2012 ) • We should be wanting secondary cities to develop and good public transport can promote this
  • City of Rustenburg Location & Scale 1 645 km2 7,1 M 285 km2 0,5 M
  • Demographics • Population around 550,000 inhabitants (2011 Census) • The economy of Rustenburg as a secondary city is growing at a rate of 7 – 8% while the growth rate in other intermediate size cities in the Province are negative. • The vehicle growth is 4% to 6% considerably higher compare with same size cities. • 2025 Rustenburg City Development Strategy (Vision 2025) • Public Transport Action Plan 2007
  • Land Use Overview - Mining 22 Three key mining groups are: - Impala Platinum to the northeast of Rustenburg CBD (Bafokeng) has 14 operating shafts and 30,500 employees (ImpalaFactsheet, Nov 2009) - Anglo Platinum to the north and east closer to the CBD area - Lonmin to the east of Rustenburg CBD with a total of 21,000 employees in South Africa Rustenburg Local Municipality Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality Local Municipality of Madibeng Moses Kotane Local Municipality Moretele Local Municipality R556 R510 R565 R509 N4 R30 R24 R500 R104 N4 R556 N4 R24 N4 N4 N4 R556 Legend Main_Roads miningareas <all other values> MHOUSE Anglo Platinum Aquarius Platinum BarPlats Impala Platinum Lonmin
  • Land use, population and travel characteristics 23 The population in RLM is locatedlargely on an axis shaped as a “V”. Two main public transport corridors in the municipality are: - R510 with one-way 12-hour public transport passenger flows: 34,000 to 50,000 - R24/R565 corridor in the order of 30,000 to 57,000 passengers one-way in a 12-hour period - Next highest volume corridors are R24 (7,500 pax), D108 (7,000 pax), R104/N4 southeastof CBD (6,000 pax) 10 km
  • What is being implemented in Rustenburg?
  • The RRT is not a “BRT”… it is an IPTN • Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) has been designed in detail – a full flex system that serves the entire municipality • BRT dedicated lanes only 24 km out of about 700 km public transport system • BRT only 32 stations out of about 600 stops in system – serving 85% of the population within 1km
  • Full RRT Network FEEDER (26) DIRECT (19) MAIN ROUTE (6) BRT SEGREGATEDLANES 300 000 passenger trips 51 ROUTES 10 km 564 buses 65 438 61 ARTICULATED STANDARD MIDI-BUSES
  • • Integrated full flex network completed for Rustenburg • Reaches 85% of residents within 1km of home Full RRT Network
  • RRT Network Phasing 28 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 150,000 (50%) 167 30,000 (10%) 66 45,000 (15%) 81 75,000 (25 %) 250 PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 PHASE 4
  • Station Design: Front view 29 • Stations to be constructed – single and double • Concrete, glass and steel design • 4.5 – 6m width and 45m long (single station) in middle of road • All linked via fibre-optic cables, CCTV and wireless technology to the TMC Totem – station name & information Strong emphasis on pedestrian safety, crossings and universal access
  • Station Design: Inside View 30 • Kiosk and vending machines for ticket sales • CCTV cameras; electronic sign boards • Some public seating for waiting public • Storage, IT room and staff rest room in each station
  • CBD & Central Station
  • CBD & Central Station - An integrated plan for CBD with Public Transport, Parking policy, Freight managment plan, NMT and universal access.
  • Transport Management Centre • Will be the building where the new public transport system is run from • High technology environment - It’s the heart of the system; very technical and technologically driven – it is a state of the art IT based building • Structure includes big surveillance rooms (large screens on all vehicles and stations) – surrounded by offices • Optical fibres will flow from the TMC to the stations over 40 km • Will have own emergency power and back up wireless network • Site approved – opposite the Municipal Offices • Building will be about 3000 square metres to accommodate everything – 4 stories • Construction to start early 2013
  • NMT
  • Universal access – or access for all including the mobility impaired – is a key priority for the entire RRT system, as is the accommodation of pedestrians and cyclists (NMT) – these teams are working will all units
  • Transit Oriented Development • New developmentcalled Boitekong Ext 16 Integrated Development • Mixed-use land project (residential, offices & retail) • RRT Station in front of the development
  • Taxi Industry Transition Highlights • June 2012 – Taxi Interim Structure formed and experts appointed for industry • December 2012 – MOU Signed between RLM and TIS • Ongoing Data Collection • Sign-off achieved on all taxi routes • Criteria for determining Directly Affected Operators (DAO’s) under review • Launching the TNF (Taxi negotiating forum) at the end of November
  • Skills, labour and jobs • The infrastructure programme will create an expected 5000 jobs in the next three years • 25% of materials and labour will be sourced from local suppliers • A local database of unemployed labour has been created (with the RLM’s Directorate of LED) and supplied to the contractors – Over 2300 records captured from 24 wards (out of 38) – More women – generally unskilled but many with matric – Spread of ages - 18 to 25 and many from 26 to 35 • Major economic boost for non-mine jobs (who are primary employers in the municipal area). 38
  • Some thoughts • Full network planning • Integrated Transport System • Full Universal Access • NMT scheme • Strong Marketing & Communication • Fully ITS & AFC
  • www.namela.co.za www.rustenburgrapidtransport.co.za