CITY PARTNERS WITH #CO-CREATE TO RETHINK MOBILITY IN CAPE TOWN
Transport Month in October 2016 will kick off with the Mobility Indaba #cocreate2MOVE.
The five day indaba is happening at Kenilworth Racecourse and is organised by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in partnership with Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town, WESGRO and Accelerate Cape Town.
City’s efforts to cultivate a cycling culture in Cape Town under discussion at Mobility Indaba
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, will soon publish a draft Cycling Strategy which aims to increase the percentage of commuter trips made by bicycle from the current 1% to 8% by 2032. Cycling as a viable and safe means of transport in Cape Town is thus one of the key discussion points at the five-day Mobility Indaba which commences at the Kenilworth Racecourse tomorrow, 6 October 2016.
Industry lays foundation for sustainable mobility subcommittee and charter
The discussions held during the Mobility Indaba formed the basis of a sustainable mobility charter and action plans. The aim is for these to function as guides for stakeholders to co-create solutions for the mobility challenges Cape Town faces. During the Mobility Indaba the foundation for a subcommittee for sustainable mobility was also laid, to oversee and advise on implementation of the draft charter and the five key areas of action identified at the Mobility Indaba.
The subcommittee will fall under the City of Cape Town’s Intermodal Planning Committee (IPC) and will be convened in 2017. The draft charter and action plans will be further developed through the subcommittee and circulated to stakeholders. The subcommittee will also be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the charter and action plans.