The question of road traffic congestion and decongestion in the greater Johannesburg area: some perspectives

Show simple item record Chakwizira, James 2008-06-11T05:15:10Z 2008-06-11T05:15:10Z 2007-07
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dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 26th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 9 - 12 July 2007 "The challenges of implementing policy?", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. ABSTRACT:This paper is concerned with the road traffic congestion problems and decongestion initiatives in the Greater Johannesburg Area (GJA). A rapid appraisal of the traffic congestion and decongestion map and atlas of the GJA was conducted with the objective of advancing a pragmatic approach to transforming the problems into opportunities and seed through the deployment of transportation scientific knowledge and ideas into positive tangible outputs and deliverables. In this regard, an analysis of a sample of measures and instruments used to regulate road traffic and transport challenges in the GJA was undertaken. It is premised on the view that traffic and transport perspectives and paradoxes characterizing the region and practice are a direct output of local traffic and transport processes, systems and institutions which are poorly customized and formatted to be pro-actively responsive to the dynamics, evolving and mutating challenges of the GJA transportation demands. A sample of transport proposals, systems and initiatives adopted and adapted to date were collectively analyzed to gauge their potential impact and contribution in resolving key traffic congestion and decongestion challenges bedeviling the study area. The synthesis uses the matrix technique for analysis while the research is based on extensive literature review, physical observation and key informant views. The findings highlight that a gap exists between the traffic and transport images hypothesized and conceptualized in the plans and professional practice on the one hand, and the traffic and transport realities as experienced on the ground. The major conclusion is that an integrated and comprehensive land, air and road based strategic transportation framework and perspective plan reflecting input from all stakeholders could lay the foundation on which an appropriate, responsive and sustainable congestion and decongestion framework, mitigation and response mechanism can rest. en
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dc.identifier.citation Chakwizira, J 2007,'The question of road traffic congestion and decongestion in the greater Johannesburg area: some perspectives', Paper presented to the 26th Annual Southern African Transport Conference, South Africa, 9 - 12 July 2007. 12p. en
dc.identifier.isbn 192001702X
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SATC en
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2007
dc.rights University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Transport policies en
dc.subject Road traffic congestion en
dc.subject Greater Johannesburg Area (GJA) en
dc.subject Decongestion initiatives en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- South Africa -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic flow -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Congresses en
dc.subject.lcsh Traffic congestion -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Congresses en
dc.title The question of road traffic congestion and decongestion in the greater Johannesburg area: some perspectives en
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