Identification of Planning and Design Factors Influencing Stakeholders’ Acceptance of Public Transport Facility

  • Innocent Shima AzegeEmail author
  • Dilip Kumar Das
  • Bankole Awuzie
Conference paper


Adequate functionality and utilization of transportation infrastructure is critical to national development of a country. In view of this, South Africa’s National Development Plan is set out to ensure that all transport facilities are functional and utilized by 2030. However, stakeholders reject some public transportation infrastructure projects or facilities across the nation thereby causing traffic and economic growth related problems. This paper has examined the geometric parameters of Mangaung Intermodal Transport Facility and the influence of planning and design factors on stakeholders’ acceptance of public transport infrastructure. Physical observations and measurements of geometric parameters of case study facility as well as stakeholders’ interview are used to obtain geometric parameters and stakeholders opinions. The geometric parameters are analysed using relevant empirical models while content analysis is used to understand the various interviews conducted. The results show that minimum turning radii, driveway width, parking bays size, proximity to trip ends, community need for a transport facility and parking facility size are function of stakeholders’ acceptance.


Design Infrastructure Planning Public transportation Stakeholders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Innocent Shima Azege
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dilip Kumar Das
    • 1
  • Bankole Awuzie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringCentral University of TechnologyBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Built EnvironmentCentral University of TechnologyBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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