WIT Press


Integration Of Land Use And Transportation Within The CBD Of An Intermediate City: A Case Study Of Tlokwe Local Municipality, South Africa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT130241

Volume

130

Pages

13

Page Range

303 - 315

Published

2013

Size

970 kb

Author(s)

I. M. Schoeman

Abstract

The Tlokwe Local Municipality (Potchefstroom) (secondary node) is located on the N12 corridor between Johannesburg as (primary node) through Kimberley (secondary node) to Cape Town (primary). This location reality implies that some 65% of the inter traffic consists of heavy motor vehicles transporting freight that is passing through the Central Business District (CBD) of Potchefstroom based on origin and destination movement patterns between the high order nodes within the national spatial system. These traffic movement patterns result in traffic congestion that impacts negatively on the intra-traffic flows within the CBD of Potchefstroom and its spatial land use development, consolidation, growth, urban renewal, internal movement patterns and local accessibility. The research includes a literature overview of land use and transportation integration; study of inter-traffic movement patterns (regional) and traffic volumes for intra-traffic movements in terms of modal split; detailed land use and parking surveys within the study area. Inclusive in the research methodology is a quantitative research approach supported by a qualitative research survey as to identify local experience, patterns and perceptions related to the research problem. This elementary modeling and simulation output is supported in the demarcation of the CBD boundary based on land use and transportation integration considerations and related tendencies within the study area. The devised elementary technique will be used to project the future land use patterns

Keywords

inter-traffic, intra-traffic, land use, transportation planning, modal integration, land use and transportation modeling