Get used to the EcoMobility festival it might save the economy.
Since it began on Monday as part of celebrating transport month, the EcoMobility encourages the public to use alternative public transport.
In one of South Africa’s busiest cities in the world Sandton, has until end of October experience partial road closures or reduced to single lanes.
Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says he expects commuters in Sandton to adjust over the days.
At the same time, some Sandton commuters say they are battling the current heatwave to walk home from work today as part of the EcoMobility festival.
While there were a few signage glitches in the system during peak hour traffic, the Transport Department says it’s ready for more people to abandon their cars.
Some commuters say they chose walking over driving today and they have enjoyed the trip more on foot.
“For this month, change the way you move,” says Eco-Mobility Planning Member, Sipho Nhlapo.
“For the month of October, we have created a space for public transport, we have created a space for pedestrians. So motorists must share the space.”
So if you do leave your car at home and try other modes of transport, download the city’s free cellphone app.
VayaMoja will give you details of various park and rides, train and bus schedules and bike share spots at a cost of course, for some.