The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority has published a draft Cycling Strategy which aims to increase the percentage of commuter trips made by bicycle from the current 1% to 8% by 2030. Inclusive of the draft strategy is a proposal for a bicycle manufacturing plant in Cape Town
The City of Cape Town has, as part of our Organisational Development and Transformation Plan, established a new authority to accelerate our efforts to create a more equal society based on integrated communities, economic inclusion and access to opportunities.
Following on from the successful Open Streets Day in Bree Street in 2016, this year’s event on Sunday 15 January 2017 will also include a section of Longmarket Street which connects with a different part of the Cape Town central business district (CBD).
The City of Cape Town urges residents and visitors to please use public transport as far as possible during the festive season. Road users should note that we will intervene to alleviate traffic congestion along the Atlantic Seaboard as from mid-December 2016 until the first week in January 2017, and that these interventions may affect those travelling in private vehicles in particular
It is my pleasure to share the wonderful news of a major investment coming to Cape Town following an announcement at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico last week by the world renowned and leading electric bus manufacturer, BYD, that they will be opening an electric bus manufacturing plant in Cape Town in 2018.
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will extend the operating hours of the MyCiTi bus service during the festive season. Hopping onto a MyCiTi bus for shopping, going to the beach, or celebrating New Year’s Eve will be more convenient than using private vehicles.
A section of Voortrekker Road in Bellville will be transformed once again, on Sunday 20 November 2016, with the celebration of Open Streets Day. The section of Voortrekker Road between the intersections with Durban Road and Oos Street will be car-free for the day, meaning residents and visitors can turn the street into their playground.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, will undertake a survey at the Station Deck public transport facility in the Cape Town central business district to determine the needs and expectations of those currently making use of the facility. The outcome of this survey will inform TCT’s short-term interventions and the major upgrade intended for this facility in addressing the current shortcomings and needs, as well as the future demand.