Paper presented at the 30th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 11-14 July 2011 "Africa on the Move", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
This paper discusses the challenges we face as a result of car use and the projected
increase in cars on our roads. It also looks at the barriers we face in our efforts to mitigate or reverse the effects of this trend. We look at current academic thinking and the
limitations surrounding the ability of academia and traditional models to help in solving
transport problems. The paper then goes on to suggest possible solutions and ways of
overcoming these challenges, specifically making a case for a private, Alternative
Transport Network (ATN).lt will also be argued that the model of the ATN is manifestly in
the long and short term interests of both the public and private sector and of all who use
transport in our cities.
The business case for and operational model of an ATN are not in the scope of this paper.
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