October is Transport Month
“We will be focusing on road safety, on improving the
conditions of our roads to support economic growth and improve the lives of
residents living in informal settlements, on the role of public transport and
the dangers of vandalism of road infrastructure and cable theft,â€ Cllr Nonhlanhla Makhuba, MMC for Transport
Bus and mini bus taxi driver safety training and appreciation:
Drivers in the public transport sector will be recognised for their safety
records, driving skills and excellent service.
“Extreme make overâ€ of certain streets in Zandspruit:
Activities will include cleaning streets
and kerbs, repainting of road signs, removal of illegal advertising and
unsightly stickers from signs and road furniture and scrubbing of graffiti.
15th and 20th October
JRA roadshow at various locations:
To raise awareness amongst residents about the dangers of vandalism of road
infrastructure and cable theft as well as give opportunities for residents to
give feedback to the City on transport issues within their communities such as
potholes or service failures
The annual Kasi to Kasi public transport adventure:
Teams compete by travelling across the
City visiting different landmarks using public transport.
Safety Challenges & Solutions:
MMC Makhuba will be meeting community stakeholders and residents who live,
learn or work along Koma Road in Soweto to hear about their challenges and
develop solutions with the community.
Integrated public transport for senior citizens:
Senior citizens from White City will be hosted by MMC Makhuba on a Rea Vaya bus
ride to Park Station after which they will board the Gautrain.
JRA sod turning events:
Gravel road surfacing at Slovoville, Poortjie, and Kaalfontein . The Slovo Park
project includes the construction of a new pedestrian bridge.
Open Streets- Dowling Street Westbury:
To encourage communities to be safety conscious and respectful of all road users,
sporting and social activities will take place on roads that are mostly only
used by motorised transport.
A social ride between Diepsloot and Riversands. The ride is free but riders are
requested to donate helmets or money which will go towards supporting cyclists
For more information email or call Jacqueline Baloyi: 011
870 4516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by: City of Johannesburg
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083 445 9547 and Nthatisi Modingoane 082467 9228.
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Freedom Ride 2015