Urban Mobility can be defined as Cape Town’s cardiovascular system. We need healthy arteries where the lifeblood moves without blockages and the integrated public transport system – from trains to buses to minibus-taxis and e-hailing services – acts as the beating heart that connects people with opportunities.
Our road networks must enable business activity and job creation. Transport services must keep us moving, and ensure goods and services are delivered. Capetonians must be able to move, efficiently, and be spoilt for choice when it comes to commuting, be it for work or leisure.
These choices must be affordable and sustainable. It is simple: the more mobile our people, goods, and services, the better our chances of economic recovery. Productivity, job creation, and investment go hand in hand with an efficient, well-run, and reliable transport system. The focus is beyond transport as we need to work closer with other spheres of government, and partners in the private sector to achieve greater connectivity across Cape Town.
The Urban Mobility Directorate has an integral part to play in a more connected Cape Town that provides more options and more opportunities, with an effective and efficient integrated public transport service, together with a road network that connects communities to opportunities as well as enables business to grow.
Transport Planning Authority
Planning an efficient transport system that meets the needs of people and the economy.
Managing our resources and revenue streams to maximise the impact of our investments.
Network Operations Management
Ensuring that that the transport network supports the efficient movement of people and goods.
Contracting with vehicle operating companies and others to provide world class transport services; preparing to administer the subsidised bus contracts in terms of the National Land Transport Act.
Making our transport network and infrastructure safe and secure.
Planning our city to support transit oriented development and a compact city form.
Municipal Regulatory Entity
Ready to take responsibility for governing the issuing of minibus taxi operating licences once national government has assigned this to the City as required by the National Land Transport Act.
Liaison, Communication and Stakeholder Management
Building strong relationships with our partners, communities, the public and visitors.
Facilitating quality, affordable housing close to jobs, schools and services.
Using data to work smart, measure our performance and meet the needs of our customers and investors.
Looking after our road and transport assets for current and future generations.
Conserving our natural assets and reducing our carbon footprint for a sustainable future.