Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 14 - 16 July 2003 "National issues affecting the movement of people and goods - strategic approaches", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. ABSTRACT: Cities and local governments in South Africa have been affected by the revolutionary change in legislation. In the field of transportation, the National Land Transport Transition Act (NLTTA) 22 of 2000 provides a framework for the restructuring and transformation of the national land transport system. Its planning framework specifies a number of statutory plans that planning authorities must compile in order to guide land transport. In terms of its planning requirements, there is a shift from infrastructure development to public transport oriented developments. The implications of the shift in focus calls for specific planning tools and policies to effectively implement the requirements of the NLTTA. Cities need to develop these planning tools and policies to gradually reshape transport in line with social and economic expectations. In this paper a number of statutory requirements of the NLTTA and their implications for local government are reviewed. Furthermore, planning tools for effective implementation of the NLTTA, which includes land use controls, provision of infrastructure, finance and community participation has been examined.
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