Analysis of modal shift in South Africa : a qualitative investigation

Show simple item record Venter, K. Mokonyana, M. Letebele, Mosimanegape O. Dube, S. Masondo, N.
dc.contributor.editor Froschauer, Pauline.
dc.contributor.editor Behrens, Roger.
dc.contributor.editor Cameron, Bill.
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (32nd : 2013 : Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.contributor.other Minister of Transport, South Africa 2013-11-07T12:44:29Z 2013-11-07T12:44:29Z 2013-07-08 July 2013 en_US
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 10.1.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en_US
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 8-11 July 2013 "Transport and Sustainable Infrastructure", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en_US
dc.description.abstract The qualitative investigation into factors facilitating modal shift formed part of a larger research study that was conducted by the CSIR for the National Department of Transport. The aim of the study was to understand the factors that are most likely to influence modal shift in South Africa. Within the context of this study it was intended to achieve two purposes: a) to understand how to move commuters in South Africa from private transport to public transport and b) providing conditions whereby optimal use can be made of existing and current public transport available in the country. Modal shift is the result of a personal choice. This study investigated current factors influencing choice of mode as well as factors influencing the choice to shift from one mode to another utilising focus groups as a qualitative data collection method. The study was conducted in all nine provinces and public participation from high, medium and low income participants from rural, urban and metropolitan areas were sought. Findings from this research indicated that there is a large void between what is “available” to people and what people “prefer” as their ideal mode of transport. Modal choice was found to be associated with a community/income group “perceived freedom” to make choices. This was strongly associated with the level of income as well as physical access and affordability of specific modes of transport. Furthermore the findings from the study indicate that there are significant differences in how people from different provinces and income groups view and choose specific modes of transport based on personal, social and environmental factors. This paper provides an overview of the findings pertaining to these relationships and correlations between the different factors found to influence modal choice. en_US
dc.description.librarian mv2013 en_US
dc.format.extent 12 p. en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-62-0
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2013 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1A_Venter_Analysis en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 6.0 en_US
dc.rights University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Modal shift South Africa en_US
dc.subject Public transport South Africa en_US
dc.subject Private transport South Africa en_US
dc.subject.ddc 388.0968
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Southern Africa en_US
dc.title Analysis of modal shift in South Africa : a qualitative investigation en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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