How to fix Cape Town's traffic woes

A new study has confirmed what most Capetonians already know.

That Cape Town is the most congested city in South Africa.

The Deloitte City Mobility Index was compiled to look at ways to reduce the city's traffic crisis,

Deloitte's Jan-Hendri Tromp says one of the key solutions lies in making public transport easily accessible.

Read: Solving Cape Town's traffic congestion a complicated one

I think what they are doing with the rapid bus system is a good thing. However, I think there should be innovative ways of looking at the taxis, one of them being subsidising the end-consumers of the taxis...

Jan-Hendri Tromp, Senior Chief of Staff, Automotive at Deloitte

We think there are a lot of taxis on the roads but a lot of times those taxis are not in use because they only travel certain routes.

Jan-Hendri Tromp, Senior Chief of Staff, Automotive at Deloitte

Tromp says having multiple operators across different modes of transport leads to an uncoordinated system of routes and a lack of integrated ticketing and payment systems.

All these factors, coupled with safety concerns, discourage commuters from using public transport.

There are various modes of transport already in Cape Town. It is about bringing all those together in an integrated system so that the end-consumer has one platform when travelling from work and back.

Jan-Hendri Tromp, Senior Chief of Staff, Automotive at Deloitte

This is not only the government's responsibility but your big corporates who need to look at their employees and how they actually get to work.

Jan-Hendri Tromp, Senior Chief of Staff, Automotive at Deloitte

To hear the rest of the conversation with Jan-Hendri Tromp, listen below:


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