Today schools open again after the break. The City of Johannesburg Transport department has been working to deal with the additional pressure expected on the transport network, requiring extra efforts to ensure smooth rides in and around Sandton CBD.
“Our Park and Rides, public transport loop, dedicated public transport loop and cycle routes are ready for additional users”, said Lisa Seftel, Executive Director of Transport at the City of Joburg.
Joburgers, especially those coming into Sandton for work and other reasons, are encouraged to swap their cars for public transport and make use of the park and ride facilities, most of which have a flat rate of R10, with a free hop-on, hop-off shuttle system within the CBD.
Ever since the beginning of the EcoMobility Festival on 04 October, people have progressively adopted the new ways of moving around and the bus and train system in particular has successfully handled the increase in passenger numbers, with no major glitches to report. The free hop-on hop-off taxi system within the Sandton CBD has worked seamlessly.
“EcoMobility is here as a direct response to the congestion on our roads and it is requires the co-operation and patience of everyone in Johannesburg to make sure the system works for everybody”, says Seftel.