The greatest potential agent of change… would be the emergence of citywide residents’ or commuter groups as a major constituency
opposition to the MyCiTi routes are proof of the status quo – in which thousands of commuters’ interests are held hostage to a smaller, but more highly organised, narrowinterest group. The MyCiTi integrated rapid-transit system, when fully integrated with density zoning and land-use planning over time, is intended to radically alter the fabric of the city. However, the system risks years of delay and the compromise of its routes due to the poor and spatially marginal, who most stand to benefit from it, being least able to contribute formally to the public participation process.
Fixing the city’s spatial economy will necessarily require inclusive