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2017-03-02 14:39

Cape Town - Contrary to popular belief, Cape Town's minibus taxis do have method to their madness and the team at WhereIsmyTransport.com has mapped out all the routes.

The company's three founders, who were frustrated with Cape Town's public transport system "set out to make information available to commuters in the city." 

According to WhereIsmyTransport.com: "Information on public transport services is either unavailable, incomplete or of low quality." 

'Systems more accessible for everyone'

WhereIsMyTransport's mapping project captures the routes, fares, and frequencies of the routes. The data was collected over three weeks and, the group says, 13 000km were traveled. 

The company says there are over 7500 licensed taxis in the city, accounting for 15% of all trips taken in the city, more than any other public transport mode besides walking. 

Graeme Leighton, the coordinator of the project, says:"We believe that the information challenge in our cities undermines our infrastructure. We want to make the systems that exist more accessible for everyone.”

View each individual map: All the routes are collated in an infographic at the end of this article

Bellville 


False Bay 

Khayelitsha 

Nyanga

Southern Suburbs

Overall map , Infographic by Whereismytransport.com

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