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:Corridor development has become the focal point of many municipal spatial development frameworks in South Africa, à la the City of Cape Town’s Mobility Strategy, 2003. The Mobility Strategy consists of a mobility plan whose core target is a “city-wide multidisciplinary roll-out of public transport corridors” on a number of designated routes.
The widely documented Klipfontein Corridor represents Phase One of the Mobility Strategy.
The unique context of the Klipfontein Corridor project poses numerous challenges with regard to its planning, financing and implementation. A literature review revealed that the use of microscopic simulation modelling would most probably provide a vast amount of necessary information to assist the planning process. This study aimed to demonstrate how microscopic simulation modelling can assist during the planning of corridors. This was achieved through a modelling exercise of Klipfontein Corridor using the microscopic simulation package, Paramics. Due to the demonstrative nature of this project, the results demonstrate the output possibilities, rather than final figures for the Klipfontein Corridor.
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