#EcoMobility operations running ‘incredibly smoothly’

The festival was put to the test with increased traffic from the reopening of schools.

FILE: Thousands of people took part in the official opening of the EcoMobility in Sandton on 4 October 2015. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The City of Johannesburg says EcoMobility operations are running 'incredibly smoothly' despite extra pressure on the roads as a result of schools reopening.

The EcoMobility Festival was put to the real test with more traffic, but organisers say there was no significant shift on Monday.

The EcoMobility campaign encourages people to make use of public transport by walking or cycling to work along dedicated lanes, to ease congestion in the Sandton CBD.

The City of Johannesburg's Lisa Seftel says, "We are now seeing a lot of people obeying the transport loop and leaving it only for public transport, that means it functions a lot better."

Find out more in the Eyewitness News special feature on the EcoMobility Festival.