Active Mobility in South Africa

Active mobility is human-powered transport. Walking and cycling are the main active modes, but there are many others. Active mobility is flexible, low-carbon, and low-cost, and have the potential to improve public and personal health, as well as the quality of the urban environment.

Investment in better walking and cycling infrastructure can also ensure that pedestrians and cyclists are protected, and that their needs are met. Maintaining the pedestrian mode share, and even increasing it, will also support reduction in carbon emissions.

Thid publication stems from the Green Economy Transformation project pursued in partnership by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) of the Republic of South Africa; the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

Farm Design illustrated the publication with many local photos showing the wide range of active mobility modes and users.

Writers: Gail Jennings, Terna Guyse, Ian Mills, Joseph Kigozi

Copy-editor: Barbara Hutton

Design and layout: Elsabe Gelderblom of Farm Design

Secretariat service: WWF South Africa

See also Perspectives on Advancing an Inclusive and Sustainable Green Economy in South Africa.

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