Why are Johannesburg’s bike lanes not well used?

Njogu Morgan, University of the Witwatersrand When you think of the world’s bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn’t feature. That’s not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa’s most populous city. These bike lanes were meant to encourage commuter cycling and were …

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Two very different responses to Uber – Kenya and South Africa

Thando Vilakazi, University of Johannesburg and Shingie Chisoro Dube, University of Johannesburg Entry of the mobile technology ride-sharing service, Uber, into passenger transport markets across the world has brought disruptive competition with substantial benefits to consumers. Africa is no exception. Uber is currently the dominant ride-sharing app used in Africa. It has rapidly grown its …

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