Congested Cities Week: Our favourite articles from Mobility Magazine

MOBILITY is a southern African quarterly about integrated, sustainable and equitable land-use and transport policy and practice. A 2010 Impumelelo Sustainability Award winner, the magazine is highly regarded, and known for its excellent standard of original, independent editorial content, superb photographs and sometimes controversial opinion pieces. Launched in 2008, MOBILITY is now in its 12th edition.

Mobility is published by Mobility Media, a joint venture between independent researcher Gail Jennings and Sarah Hetherington and Katharine McKenzie of String Communication.}.

Here are some of our favourite articles from the Magazine for the Congested Cities Week by

Rob Byrne: Calling the traffic like it is (edition 8)

Rob Byrne probably knows more about rush hour that anyone else in the country – and has organized his life to avoid it. MOBILITY asked him what changes in traffic he has witnessed over the last 8 years.

IRT: Cape Town moves forward (edition 8)

As Cape Town’s Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system unfolds, it is becoming clear that the challenge extends well beyond finances and infrastructure provision.

Chronic rush hour in Guangzhou (edition 11)

China isn’t only about bicycles any more. In Guangzhou, China’s third-largest city and the beating heart of the country’s garment and clothing industry, bicycles are fighting for road space with cars, motorcycles and other forms of motorised transport

Sharing space in Lagos (edition 8)

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, is the second most populous city in Africa (overtaken by Cairo). The city started on an island, then spread across five islands, and onto the adjoining mainland. To visual the scale and density, consider this: the cluster of islands is smaller than Cape Town in area, yet is home to 15 million people