Loop public transport

Loop public transport

October was Transport month – Loop public transport

October was transport month and this year, Sandton Central celebrated the month with exciting, new transport developments.

No one is a fan of traffic and congested lanes. So this new development comes as a breath of fresh air to relief some of the traffic woes experienced in Sandton.

So now… welcome the public transport lane, known as the Sandton Public Transport Loop! This public transport loop, worth over R210 million is an innovative system created to improve the transport structure in possibly the busiest city in Gauteng.

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Did you know?

The number of commuters who travel to Sandton from different parts of the city such as Diesploot, Alexandra, Soweto and Ivory Park has gone up by 3,4% yearly and it’s likely to continue to increase by more than 4% per annum. This is according to City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Herman Mashaba.

So, to accommodate this growing stream of traffic, the state-of-the-art transport loop will consist of a pedestrian-and-bus-only bridge with seven bus stops and a new Rea Vaya route, which will help about 10 000 commuters enter the Sandton business district.

Furthermore, in sight of the turbulent economic climate in the country, this transport loop will also serve as a critical tool towards the economic growth of the city. Partnerships with the Gautrain, Putco, Metrobus and minibus taxis will also be vital in improving the state of the city’s public transport, reduce travelling times and essentially making it more convenient to travel.

So, turn that frown of being stuck in traffic to a smile, because the transport loop will make life much easier! And if your daily travels are along Rivonia Road, Fredman Drive and 5th Street then you are in luck!

You will also never be in the dark about bus routes since there will be numerous bus shelters with this information set up along with the loop.

Sandton Central will now be free of agitated drivers and jammed-packed lanes because the transport loop will overall improve commuting in Sandton and beyond!