SAICE Transport Division Discussion Series

Event No. 1: Traffic Studies and Data Conundrum

4 June 2020

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted transport movements and traffic volumes severely and is expected to have a lasting impact on the industry. Client bodies from within the major metropolitan Municipalities and Agencies have had to adopt new approaches to the evaluation of transport assessments. 

 
Panel members share their challenges, perspective of new approaches to dealing with the impact of COVID-19.
 
Items discussed include:
1. Base traffic count information for preparing traffic assessments.
2. Approaches to assessing traffic impact and site traffic assessments.
3. Public transport plans for traffic impact assessments.
 
Panelists:
1. Ravesh Dookhi, eThekwini Transport Authority
2. Esther Schmidt, Johannesburg Roads Agency
3. Leigh Stolworthy, City of Cape Town
 
Facilitator: 
Madeleen Engelbrecht, SAICE Transport Division Committee

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eThekwini Transport Authority.

City of Cape Town. Disclaimer: The City of Cape Town accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the data contained therein or the interpretation thereof.

Johannesburg Roads Agency. Disclaimer: The temporary measures/ guidelines put in place during lockdown relating to traffic impact assessments can be amended at any given time and professionals should engage with the JRA prior to commencing with any traffic related studies.

Event No. 2: Impact of COVID-19 on Transport Planning

8 July 2020

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted everyone in South Africa, how we go about our day to day lives and how we travel. Some of these realities will have a lasting impact on transport patterns, travel behaviour and general movement of both people and goods as well as the provision of services that may provide opportunities for creating more resilient and sustainable transport systems. Although significant insight from international experience of COVID-19 have been gained, South Africa has a unique transport context requiring solutions that respond to current circumstances.

 
Each panelist will present their specific local or regional observations and considerations where after being part of a panel, discuss this subject matter. The objective of the discussion will be to share approaches and observations and experiences of different transport authorities as context to the following sessions in the series.
 
Items discussed include:
1. Base traffic count information for preparing traffic assessments.
2. Approaches to assessing traffic impact and site traffic assessments.
3. Public transport plans for traffic impact assessments.
 
Panelists:
  1. 1. Robin Chetty, eThekwini Transport Authority
  2. 2. Lourens Swanepoel, City of Tshwane
  3. 3. Dr Mathetha Mokonyama, CSIR 
  4. 4. Al Soko, Eastern Cape Provincial Government.
 
Facilitator: 
Friedrich Slabbert, SAICE Transport Division Committee

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City of Tshwane. 

CSIR.

Eastern Cape Provincial Government.

Event No. 3: Recognise and Incorporate Travel Behaviour and Economic Changes due to COVID-19 in Existing Planning for the Betterment of Transport Systems

13 August 2020

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted everyone in South Africa, how we go about our day to day lives and how we travel. Some of these realities will have a lasting impact on transport patterns, travel behaviour and general movement of both people and goods as well as the provision of services that may provide opportunities for creating more resilient and sustainable transport systems. Although significant insight from international experience of COVID-19 have been gained, South Africa has a unique transport context requiring solutions that respond to current circumstances.

 

In this webinar, panelists will share their observations and reflect on the potential future scenarios or options. A perspective and view will be provided on how enduring changes may impact transport that must be considered in preparing sustainable and resilient transport plans moving forward.

Items discussed include:

  1. 1. Perspective on society’s behavioural changes as a result of Covid-19 and how these changes may impact on the economy in the short, medium and long term.
  2. 2. Potential impact on transport in its broader context.
  3. 3. The role of the Mini-Bus Taxi Industry in serving the most vulnerable in society and challenges in this regard.
  4. 4. What could be improved concerning the vulnerable society’s transport needs.
  5. 5. What lessons / opportunities to be entrenched in transport plans.
 
Panelists:
  1. 1. Adv Ronald King, Head Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs at PSG
  2. 2. Ms Liza Seftel, Executive Director of NEDLAC and past HOD Transport City of Johannesburg
 
Facilitator: 
Friedrich Slabbert, SAICE Transport Division Committee

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Adv Ronald King.

Ms Lisa Seftel.