Authors: L Seftel & B Peterson

Keyword: access to transport, affordable transport, public transport, safe transport, Johannesburg


This paper sets out the experience of the City of Johannesburg in trying to develop a more sustainable approach to the implementation of their Rea Vaya Bus Raid Transit (BRT) system. It reports on a sustainability study that was conducted to determine the key features of the third phase of their roll out. It sets out the proposed sustainability criteria and shows how these criteria were used to evaluate the previous modes and how the criteria influenced proposed changes. The paper concludes by highlighting some additional issues relating to operational sustainability that the City has experienced and how sustainability is not a once off consideration but something to constantly to be considered and strived for.