PLANNING AHEAD: The JRA is inviting comment on the introduction of different lanes for specific vehicles in Johannesburg. Picture GALLO IMAGES
Ever-increasing road congestion in the Johannesburg metro not only leads to delays affecting productivity and deliveries, it also adds considerably to the stress of those caught in innumerable traffic stoppages.
The metro’s growth and development strategy for 2040 has identified a need to reduce traffic congestion.
“It identifies that the city needs a future where public transport, walking and cycling are the transport modes of choice,” Tebogo Mogashoa, spokesperson for the mayoral committee member tasked with transport, Rehana Moosajee, said.
The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) proposes to do this by allocating specific lanes on roads to specific vehicles and wants residents’ input.
The managed lane policy document, available online from either www.joburg.org.za or www.jra.org.za, sets out short, medium and long term measures to ease traffic flow across the metro.
Monday, April 2, is the closing date for submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, by post to PO Box 31923, Braamfontein 2000, or hand delivered to the JRA Building, Eighth Floor North, corner Jeppe and Sauer streets.
Included in the proposals are possible lanes for high occupancy vehicles as opposed to driver-only vehicles, bus or truck, express and bypass lanes as well as access to these.