Integrated Rapid Transport System - Mike Marsden

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Mike Marsden from the City of Cape Town speaks on the Integrated Rapid Transport Project at the Cape Town Partnership 2009 AGM.

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  • Integrated Rapid Transport System - Mike Marsden

    1. 1. Life after 2010Cape Town’s Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) System<br />Presentation by Mike Marsden<br />Cape Town Partnership AGM Conference<br />City of Cape Town<br />Thursday, 29 October<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Infrastructure led economic growth<br />World Cup Infrastructure <br />IRT overview & principles <br />IRT in Cape Town<br />Private Sector Partnership Opportunities<br />Way Ahead<br />
    3. 3. Infrastructure = Economic growth <br />City of Cape Town’s Integrated Development Plan has Infrastructure led economic growth<br />as its guiding principle<br />
    4. 4. Infrastructure 2010:Green point circle <br />Stadium station<br />Granger Bay Blvd<br />Proto-type station<br />
    5. 5. Broadband Investment<br />Optic fibre network<br />Lowering of telecommunication costs<br />Making Cape Town more competitive <br />
    6. 6. Infrastructure 2010:Cape Town Stadium<br />
    7. 7. Infrastructure 2010:Cape Town Station<br />
    8. 8. Infrastructure for 2010:Hospital Bend <br />
    9. 9. Infrastructure 2010:Koeberg Interchange<br />
    10. 10. Infrastructure for 2010:R12 Billion of Public Sector Investment <br /><ul><li>Hospital Bend
    11. 11. Koeberg Interchange
    12. 12. Airport
    13. 13. Commuter Rail
    14. 14. Public Transport
    15. 15. IRT & NMT infrastructure
    16. 16. Stadium
    17. 17. Green Point Precinct
    18. 18. Broadband Infrastructure
    19. 19. Electricity Network </li></li></ul><li>Infrastructure led Economic Growth <br />
    20. 20. Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) includes:<br />World-class <br />Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) public transport system<br />Network of <br />pedestrian pathways and <br />full-size bicycle lanes<br />Close integration with other forms of public and private transport<br />
    21. 21. A) Feeder services in general traffic lanes<br />Comparable to existing SA bus and taxi services<br /><ul><li>Standard-sized buses
    22. 22. 50 passengers
    23. 23. Travel in mixed traffic
    24. 24. Provide services into residential areas
    25. 25. Provide connections to trunk services
    26. 26. Kerbside boarding</li></li></ul><li>B) Trunk services on dedicated lanes<br /><ul><li>Lane in middle of the roadway
    27. 27. Dedicated lane identified with colour
    28. 28. Major origin to major destination
    29. 29. Larger vehicles
    30. 30. 120 passengers</li></ul>Trunk station<br />
    31. 31. Principles of BRT:1) Universal access<br />Level boarding allows effortless entry for:<br /><ul><li>prams and pushchairs
    32. 32. the elderly and children
    33. 33. wheelchairs
    34. 34. bicycles</li></li></ul><li>Principles of BRT: 1) Universal access<br />0.94m<br />Bus floor close to pavement curb at all trunk route stops<br />Large ramps onto trunk station platforms for raised level boarding<br />
    35. 35. Principles of BRT:2) Environmental health<br /> Reduced emissions from private vehicle use<br /> Advanced technology low emission buses<br />
    36. 36. Principles of BRT:(3) Sustainable cities<br /><ul><li>High density development along transport corridors creates more efficient cities
    37. 37. Important driver of economic growth
    38. 38. Subsidised public transport allows equal access and unlocks opportunities in the city</li></li></ul><li>Principles of BRT:(3) Sustainable cities<br />Curitiba: Property development along BRT routes<br />
    39. 39. HOW CAPE TOWN’SIRT WILL WORK<br />
    40. 40. How IRT will work:1) Phases<br />Phase 1A<br />World Cup service<br /><ul><li> Airport  CBD link
    41. 41. Inner city service
    42. 42. CBD  Green Point Stadium</li></li></ul><li>How IRT will work:(1) Phases<br /><ul><li>Rest of phase 1: West Coast to Atlantis route
    43. 43. Phase 2: Metro South East (Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain)
    44. 44. Phases 3 and 4: Delft, Blue Downs, Stellenbosch</li></li></ul><li>How IRT will work:2) Broad appeal<br /><ul><li>Fares will be similar to those currently charged
    45. 45. Cheaper fares off peak
    46. 46. From R4 to R16
    47. 47. Buses running every few minutes in peak
    48. 48. Around three times per hour in non-peak
    49. 49. Services from early morning to late evening</li></li></ul><li>How IRT will work:(3) More than just buses<br />
    50. 50. How IRT will work:(3) Taxi industry included<br /><ul><li>Existing operators will lead new system
    51. 51. Working conditions will improve for employees
    52. 52. Operators will receive more stable income
    53. 53. Operators will own vehicles
    54. 54. Service quality will attract new customers, providing more work opportunities
    55. 55. Expand public transport industry</li></li></ul><li>BRT STATION SYSTEM<br />
    56. 56. Clean, convenient, safe and comfortable<br /><ul><li>Enclosed, weather-proof stations
    57. 57. Toilets, vending machines & recycling facilities</li></li></ul><li>User-friendly system<br />Individual route maps above doorways<br />Real time information displays<br />
    58. 58. Electronic smart cards<br /><ul><li>Allows transfers between routes on a single fare
    59. 59. Eliminates cash transactions on vehicles
    60. 60. Smooth processing of large numbers of passengers
    61. 61. Sold at stations and retail outlets</li></li></ul><li>Safe and secure<br />Trunk stations monitored by:<br /><ul><li>Security cameras
    62. 62. Security guards
    63. 63. Volunteer guides
    64. 64. Ticket sales staff</li></li></ul><li>Project Opportunities<br /><ul><li>Encouraging economic growth along public transport corridors
    65. 65. Densification along public transport corridors
    66. 66. Greater mobility
    67. 67. Tourism & Visitor Economy </li></ul>Private Sector Partnership Opportunities: <br /><ul><li>V&A Waterfront
    68. 68. Century City </li></li></ul><li>Way Ahead<br />
    69. 69. Questions?For further information please visit www.capetown.gov.za/irt<br />

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