MoveWindhoek and Transport4People positively affect people’s lives

21 Aug. 2015
by Tilman Mueller

The releases of the Pre-Feasibility Study for the SUTMP for Windhoek as well as the soon to be completed Scoping Study for Sustainable Transport in the northern Regions Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto mark two considerable moments for sustainable transport in Namibia.

Whereas the MoveWindhoek project already reached the level of implementation, the Master Plan for the Transport4People project in the North will soon commence to be conducted. Around one million people will be positively affected by the efforts and achievements made within these two projects accounting for nearly half of Namibia’s total population.

Tangible effects can be observed in Windhoek where in particular the low income section of the population is expected to have financial savings. Through the implementation of the scheduled bus service system, an average household will save around 700 N$ per month which is about 36 % of their transport budget. The highest beneficiary will be students and pupils experiencing a cost saving of 43 % or 228 N$. Based on an estimated 150 000 person trips to be generated utilising public transport services in Windhoek per week, the estimated monetary saving are in the range of 70 million N$ per year.

The Pre-Feasibility Study is available on the documents section. Find more information about Transport4People on http://www.transport4people.com.na/.