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Infrastructure

 

 

 

Johannesburg’s infrastructure is well developed to best serve its residents. Read on to learn more.

 

  • There are 9247km of roads in Johannesburg, of which only 1040km is not tarred
  • Seventy-one percent of the housing in Johannesburg is adequate
  • There are 180 000 street lights
  • There are 1 780 traffic lights
  • There are 35 cemeteries
  • There are 80 bus routes throughout the city that is serviced by 554 buses
  • There are 100 water towers and reservoirs
  • There are 9 500km of water pipes
  • There are 9 000km of sewerage pipes
  • The city has two active power stations, capable of generating 600mw (megawatts)
  • The average travel time for commuters is 72 minutes
  • Ninety percent of the city's people have to walk less than 1km to access their modes of transport
  • Traffic congestion has increased by 26 percent since 1999

 

Nature

  • There are 17 nature reserves in the city
  • There are 12 river systems that run throughout the city
  • There are six million trees in Johannesburg (1.2 million in parks and pavements, and 4.8 million in private homes)
  • An amazing 40 percent of the entire world's human ancestor fossils have been found in areas adjoining the city
  • Johannesburg has about150 heritage sites, half of which are national monuments
  • There are 4 443ha of open veld
  • There are 63ha of bird sanctuaries
  • There are 87ha of nature trails
  • There are 80ha of botanical gardens
  • There are 106 dams

 

Facilities

  • There are 394 public sports facilities
  • There are 98 public recreation centres
  • There are 59 public swimming pools
  • There are 126 community health clinics and 10 environmental health clinics

 

Refuse

  • The city collects 1.8million tons of garbage each year
  • Of this, 244 200 is in the form of illegal dumping, and 1 779 tons is litter from the streets
  • Thirteen percent of the city's waste is recycled
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