Rustenburg roads under-construction for Yarona bus services. Traffic is very slow during the
day and peak hours. Motorists are advised to be very cautious and keep the safest following distance. Other lanes are closed due to the construction taking place in busy parts of the city. People who will be driving to Rustenburg during this summer season will have to be vigilant on the roads to avoid accidents. The municipal vision is that of a world class city, where all communities enjoy a high quality Of life. Whilst great progress has been made in the past six months, substantial work remains to be done over the remaining months to fulfill their
mandate. Message from MMC Planning and Transport cllr. Sheila Shelly Kgomotso Mabale-
Huma ”as the Rustenburg Local Municipality, we believe that a safe, reliable, affordable and
comfortable public transport system is at the heart of economic development of our City as it is
responsible for the bulk of the movement of goods, services and people. Rustenburg is one of 13 metropolitan cities in South Africa identified by the National. Department of Transport (DoT) as being in urgent need of an Integrated Rapid Public Transport System (IRPTS).A system that provides an integrated transport network of safer, faster, affordable and more efficient public transport. The IRPTS is aligned with the objectives of the National. Transport Action Plan, incorporating South Africa’s Public Transport Strategy, which was approved by Cabinet in 2007”. One of the main goals of Yarona is that of enabling all citizens to reach their destination safely, comfortably and with the least inconvenience. Yarona also seeks to promote road safety through mutual respect and courtesy among all road users, be it drivers, pedestrians or cyclists. To that end, universal access is a major component of the Yarona™ system as it accommodates all people, whether they use cars, bicycles, are walking, or are using a wheelchair in order to achieve transportation equity, maximize independence, and improve community livability. Yarona™ ensures that users with special needs are catered for in this state of the art public transport service.