. Non-motorized transport planners training, Land-use and transport plans transformation.
There is limited expertise on the non-motorized transport area throughout the world and the shortage is a serious concern in developing countries, particularly South Africa that has half of its population located in rural areas where the provision of non-motorized transport services is of utmost importance, the communities in rural setting are totally depended on non-motorized transport to fulfil their daily basic needs and duties. To achieve sustainable, effective and efficient provision of non-motorized services and infrastructure development, there should be qualified non-motorized transport personnel available to execute policies properly taking to cognizance the realities of those communities.
The tertiary institutions that responsible for the transport management skills and expertise should transform their conventional and motorized transport biased curricula by integrating non-motorized transport as one of major modules in the curriculum of transport management course. Subsequently it would lead to sufficient specialised non-motorized transport practitioners that would be able to meet the transport needs of the predominantly rural South Africa. The government should embark on expertise exchange programmes with countries that have succeeded on non-motorized transport development, countries such as Holland, Nicaragua and China.
Land use and transport plans would be adequately transformed primarily because the transport planners coming from universities have studied in depth non-motorized transport subject and they would be considerate to non-motorized transport needs of the rural areas in South Africa.