Towards a user-oriented approach in the design and planning of public transport interchanges

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Behrens, Roger en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Schalekamp, Hertzog Venter en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T10:25:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T10:25:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schalekamp, H. 2007. Towards a user-oriented approach in the design and planning of public transport interchanges. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5002
dc.description.abstract Public transport provision in South Africa is set to change dramatically in the coming years if the plans and strategies of Government come to fruition. Policy clearly states that the needs of the end user of public transport services and facilities have to be prioritised, and that transport systems will be overhauled to provide a range of integrated trunk and feeder services, in emulation of the successes achieved in the so-called public transport 'model cities' of South America. However, it is not certain whether the range of public and private institutions involved in the planning, implementation and operations of public transport at the local level are ready to respond effectively to the policy requirements. Institutional fragmentation is the order of the day, public transport services are largely peak-time, commuter based services, and the minibus taxi industry remains effectively unregulated. The experience of public transport users, if measured by the efficiency of transferring between services at public transport interchange facilities, is of a very poor quality, and the design and planning guidelines for these facilities do not offer much insight into how this situation can be rectified. This dissertation provides two insights in view of the current challenging public transport reality. Firstly, it investigates the link between institutional integration, and whether such integration has an effect on the experience of public transport users at interchanges. Secondly, it critically analyses the existing design and planning guidelines for public transport interchanges to explain why these documents do not seem to lead to improved physical integration between transport services, and ultimately an improved experience for the person wishing to transfer between those services. These links are tested by developing a framework that assesses the obstacles that reduce the efficiency of user transfers between services at interchanges, and it applies this framework at interchange sites in Cape Town in South Africa, and Curitiba and Sao Paulo in Brazil. The findings, when compared between sites and cities, lead to the formulation of recommendations regarding the expectations surrounding institutional integration and the provision of more effective design and planning guidelines for public transport facilities. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Transport Studies en_ZA
dc.title Towards a user-oriented approach in the design and planning of public transport interchanges en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Transport Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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