About the Transport Development Index (TDI)
The TDI is the mechanism against which TCT can evaluate the effectiveness of its transport service delivery interventions as it relates to the various user groups across different income brackets and in different areas of the City. The TDI identifies four user groups: three People User Groups and one Goods User Group.
Public Transport User Group
TCT aims to achieve far greater integration between modes on Cape Town's public transport network, which is currently fragmented. In order to achieve this, the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) 2032 has been developed to guide investment in road and rail public transport in accordance with a transit-oriented development land use model.
Private Transport User Group
Private cars are the predominant mode of transport in Cape Town and a high percentage of households depend on cars to get around.
Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) User Group
Non-motorised transport (NMT), which includes walking and cycling, is a fundamental mode of transport within Cape Town's transport network. The City is committed to improving and promoting non-motorised transport to acknowledge the significant role it plays in Cape Town's transport system.
Freight User Group
The movement of freight is facilitated by TCT's road network and infrastructure. While the airport and port are the responsibility of national government, the City manages the road network they depend on.
The Mobility Index is being developed as part of Cape Town’s Transport Development Index. The Mobility Index will provide a benchmark for Cape Town to evaluate its transport progress across a range of areas in the years ahead, in terms of performance oriented service delivery.