The EcoMobility World Festival 2015 will leave a lasting legacy for the City of Johannesburg and beyond. Building on the spirit of excitement that the Festival brought to the region, the City of Johannesburg has decided to implement ten legacy projects that build on the experiences made during the month of October 2015. These projects seek to translate the temporary transportation experiments of the Festival into concrete measures that will shape the city’s future. The legacy projects are embedded in Johannesburg’s continuing efforts to reshape the city and overcome Apartheid planning, as envisioned in the “Corridors of Freedom” master plan.
The focus of these projects is on the provision of efficient public transport, the promotion of walking and cycling and the construction of accessible transportation infrastructure. All measures combined aim on providing a comprehensive multi-modal transport system, which is a prerequisite for spurring a shift in attitudes and behaviour away from private vehicle usage towards walking, cycling and using public transport for most trips. This will enable Johannesburg to move closer towards its environmental targets.
Legacy projects for Johannesburg include: