Transport Strategy and Future Thinking at the City of Cape Town

Dalene Campbell is Executive Director for Transport at the City of Cape Town. We explore the thinking behind the City’s Transport Strategy, its scope and key elements, success stories, lessons from the pandemic, the City’s response to certain criticism, future plans, and more.

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  • Major challenges faced and impacts of the pandemic and how the is City managing it.
  • Scope and the key elements of the City’s Transport Strategy for growth and recovery.
  • Barriers that exist to the implementation of the strategy.
  • How the City is responding to the crisis involving the Minibus Taxi industry.
  • The City’s response to criticism for only putting aside 2% of its budget for non motorised transport initiatives.
  • The plan to accelerate Bellville PTI and Bellville as a hub - The Future Bellville Masterplan.
  • Their views on the R300 Northern extension.
  • The Mitchells Plain TOC pilot and the City's plan for the future of the Minibus Taxi sector formalisation and modernisation.
  • Views on the Province's Blue Dot Initiative.
  • What the progress is for the City to take over the management function of rail.
  • When the MyCiti Phase 2 will have the first wheels roll.
  • Success stories from the sector.
  • How the City is working with all industry stakeholders and what opportunities are there for collaboration.
  • Main lessons taken from 2020 and the 1st half of 2021 and how the City can address them, to not only survive but thrive into the future.

About Dalene Campbell
‘Experienced Transport Economist with a strong background in all aspects of public transport operations, policy, strategy, planning and implementation, BRT planning negotiations, and contract management. With a special interest in bus operations and contract services. High-level interpersonal interaction combined with sound problem analysis capacity and project management abilities. Well-developed communication, negotiation, planning, and conflict management skills. Strong aptitude for troubleshooting and crisis management, versatile dedicated, adaptable, and energetic. Strong working relationship with officials in the National and Provincial Departments of Transport, Treasury, Trade, and Industry, COGTA as well as Parastatals suchPRASA, ACSA and Ports Authority.’

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