TOD PRECINCTS SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS: Comparing Different Station Precincts of the City of Tshwane

Lepelle, Mankgele Joshua (2019-04)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Thesis (MA)--Stellenbosch University, 2019.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In different parts of cities and in different income areas, transit-oriented development (TOD)precincts take a different shape and form,making the spatial distribution of property ownership within precincts an integral determining factor inshaping precinct development. This study looked at differentprecincts in the different parts of the Cityof Tshwanewith different average household income, using population characteristics and transport relationships to highlight what the precincts representin the peripheral and inner-city parts of the Cityof Tshwane. Using geographic information systems (GIS)products and techniques to display and analyse the relationship between the different population variables,inferences were made about the functioning of precincts, challenges and prospects for future growth for the precincts.This study found that administrative regions 1, 3 and 6 of Tshwane peripheral precincts have a clustering of business and commercial land uses in the middle of the precincts that act as central business districts (CBD). The government owns most non-residential properties in the precincts,and the precincts themselves represent important commercial nodes for their catchment low-income subplaces. Transport relationships in these regions arecompetitive and the feeder options are minimal. In the inner city administrative region 3, precincts in middle-income areasrepresent classification categories of precincts with an abundance of transit options called city centre, while trunk and feeder options exhibit a complementary relationship between the transport options. Administrative regions 1, 4 and 6, which are high-income inner-city precincts, representthe urban class and are only valuable to their surrounding

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