For too long, the expansion of public transport and infrastructure for non–motorized transport, such as by bicycle or on foot, was neglected in cities. Today, pedestrians remain the most vulnerable of all road users with a Road Traffic Management Corporation’s study showing that 38% of total road fatalities are pedestrians. As part of its Transport Month activities for October, the South African Road Federation is hosting an important discussion on where South Africa is at and how it is faring when it comes to vulnerable and non-motorised transport users.
The keynote address will be by the MEC for Roads and Transport, Jacob Mamabolo, who will discuss the role of transport in Gauteng’s economy.
Members of the media are invited to attend.
Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time: 10h00 – 13h00
Venue: Aurecon Centre, Lynnwood Bridge Office Park, 4 Daventry St, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria
Programme: Vulnerable Road Users – Legislation, Policy and Practices
10h00 – 10h10 Welcome
10h10 – 10h30 The role of transport in the economy of Gauteng Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Jacob Mamabolo
10h30 – 11h30 Overview of Draft Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) Bylaws Alta Swanepoel, Director at Alta Swanepoel and Associates
11h30 – 12h00 Recent court rulings and implications for road authorities Alta Swanepoel
12h00 – 12h40 SANRAL’s NMT Guidelines Update Siveshni Pillay, SANRAL Transport Engineer
12h40 – 13h30 NMT facilities construction and local workforce development requirements Johan Hattingh, Director PHB Engineers
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