The Limits of BRT - A Cape Town Case Study

Author(s): Goldwyn, Eric
All authors:
Eric Goldwyn
Host organisation: CoE New York, USA
Country: South Africa
Publication year: 2013
Published in:
The Atlantic Cities 2013-March
Research theme: Mobility and Access, Policy and Planning, Public Transport
Cape Town, Bus Rapid Transit
Research article
Eric Goldwyn traveled to Cape Town, South Africa from November 24 through December 27, 2012.
He worked with CSUD partners at the African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-motorised Transport (ACET) at the University of Cape Town on investigating how Cape Town´s minibus-taxi system operates and serves its residents in an effort to understand the similarities between Cape Town and the New York City transit systems, and how these two cities can learn from one another as they plan their transit networks.
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