Santon CBD, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Dedicated cycling and walking path and bridge between Alexandra and Sandton
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Corridors of Freedom

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In his 2013 State of the City Address, Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Mpho Parks Tau, provided details of a flagship programme “that will forever change the urban structure of Johannesburg and eradicate the legacy of apartheid spatial planning.”

The Corridors of Freedom initiative is based on the concept of transit-oriented development with the introduction of transport corridors connecting strategic nodes through accessible mass transit that will include both bus and passenger rail.

Along the corridors and within the nodes the city will locate mixed income housing and public facilities such as schools, clinics, offices, community facilities, parks and public spaces. The nodes will become economic growth points that provide residents access to local jobs, opportunities and retail facilities within walking and cycling distances of their homes, thus obviating the need for private transport.

Follow link to more information on the Corridors of Freedom