South Africa has a significant proportion of learners (64%) that use walking as a means of transport on a daily basis to a place of education, and workers (21.1%) to place of work (Statistic SA, 2014), that are predominantly located in peri-urban and rural areas. In Limpopo Province, about a quarter of workers walked all the way (32,3%), majority of those who walked all the way to work were found in rural areas (38,4%) as opposed to urban areas (21,2%) (Statistic SA, 2014). Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) planning should have greater priority in rural areas, but it is largely neglected, due to the lack of awareness of the role of NMT modes of transport, minimal funding and other basic transport infrastructural needs take preference over NMT. Non prioritisation of NMT among other reasons, results in high rates of pedestrian accidents, with approximately 40% of pedestrian fatalities recorded in South Africa (Arrive Alive, 2012). The primary purpose of the research is to discuss NMT road user safety by investigating and evaluating effective and appropriate measures that will address poor NMT facilities and infrastructure arrangement that meets the needs of NMT users in the study area of Greater Sekhukhune in Limpopo.
Paper presented at the 35th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 4-7 July 2016 "Transport ? a catalyst for socio-economic
growth and development opportunities to improve quality of life", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.