The City of Johannesburg will be hosting the annual Transport Month from 1 to 31 October. This year’s theme, “Towards Eco-mobility”, focuses on encouraging walking, cycling and using public transport to navigate the City.
A number of events are planned to take place across the City during Transport Month, aligned to the theme of Eco-mobility. The City will launch the first completed dedicated cycling and walking pathways in Orlando on the 23rd of October in partnership with National Government.
As part of the City’s commitment to improve public transport safety, a safety awareness campaign in partnership with the taxi industry will be conducted with the taxi drivers at Baragwanath Taxi Rank later in the month.
The City will also be partnering with Absa City Festival with the provision of dedicated Rea Vaya services to carry rugby fans from park and ride points to Ellis Park Stadium for the Springboks vs All Blacks rugby match on 4th October.
Following from Women’s Month in August, the City will host a Women in Transport and Construction Seminar on the 21st of October. The seminar will focus on motivating women in emerging companies by identifying opportunities in the transport family.
The popular public transport adventure will be conducted again this year, under the name of “Kasi to Kasi”. Teams will compete by visiting places of interest using public transport.
On 1 November, Transport department will be arranging an Open Street Fair event in Kaalfontein at the same time as launching the improved sidewalks that have been constructed in this area.
The highlight of Transport Month will be the Eco-mobility Weekend in Maboneng from 24 to 26 October, where certain streets will be closed and visitors encouraged to use public transport to get to Maboneng.
Members of the community wishing to participate on any of these events can contact Jacqueline Baloyi on 011 870 4516.