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.
The event aims to rethink the way people move in the City of Cape Town and co-create a way forward that focuses on mobility as a key driver of inclusive economic growth, sustainable development and societal transformation.
It will focus on different transport modes and inter-modality including cycling and other active forms of Non-Motorised Transport (NMT).
The focus will be on three distinct components which will run simultaneously throughout the event.
- Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October: The #2Inspire “unconference” -a conference that is more than a talk shop - will gather thought leaders, activists and the voices of NMT organisations to co-create an implementable sustainable mobility action plan for stakeholders to sign.
- Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October: The second pillar, #2Make is geared towards entrepreneurship and unlocking the potential of NMT through repair workshops, the Mobility Hack and an innovation station.
- Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October: At the third pillar, #2Show&Go, the public can look forward to the Monster BMX Show and the Learn-to-Cycle track hosted by Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN).
The Mobility Indaba is a collaborative event with sponsors including Monster Energy Drink, GoMetro, CM Telecom and Golden Arrow Bus Services. Associated partners include, BEN, The Cycling Collective, Qhubeka and Pedal Power Association, Future Cape Town, Bicycle Cities, Contested Spaces, Open Streets Cape Town and Bonga Cycling Academy.