GO!Durban, the Ethekwini Municipality’s new Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) is currently under construction in Pinetown. As part of developing a station and a dedicated bus median on Josiah Gumede Road, thirteen beautiful trees were originally earmarked to be removed. The Ethekwini Transport Authority, however, through its consulting teams engaged with the National Heritage Council, AMAFA and several other role players and stakeholders to find a solution to save these trees.
The IRPTN layout and location of the station was duly revised and the end result is that eleven trees will be saved. Two Natal Fig trees in front of the Library on Josiah Gumede will unfortunately have to be removed in the weeks to come to create space for these dedicated bus lanes and station.
For the official press release please visit: http://godurban.co.za/category/media/
Over the past 33 years the East Coast Radio House and Garden Show has showcased some of South Africa’s best local companies and projects. Up to 90 000 visitors walk through the 300 exhibition stands over the course of 10 days. This show was the perfect opportunity to introduce Durban residents to the GO!Durban project.
Situated between the thriving local businesses, the GO!Durban activation bus became a hub of excitement as local residents found out more about the future of their city. Passersby were also encouraged to take photos at the GO!Durban photobooth and share them from the GO!Durban Facebook page.
To redeem your photo booth images please visit: http://on.fb.me/1mjHEBO
To celebrate the diverse cultures that work together in eThekwini’s transport department the ETA decided to dedicate Diversity Day to knowing more about each other. The day’s activities were based on Human Rights and their role in respecting one another regardless of race, religion, status, culture and more. Diversity is an important role in ETA’s structure and ensures that each individual is valued for their unique contribution to the team.