City appeals to public to abide by CBD parking time restrictions

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The City of Cape Town’s Transport Directorate urges all residents to abide by the parking bay time restrictions in the CBD and to refrain from illegal parking. With less commuters frequenting the CBD during lockdown, most people started parking close to their work places. However, with the introduction of Alert Level 1, traffic within the CBD has increased. In overcoming the economic hardship brought on by the pandemic, businesses desperately need parking bays to be available throughout the day for use by their customers. As of 12 October 2020, the City’s Transport Enforcement unit will be monitoring the overstaying of allowable time permitted at on-street parking bays and the illegal use of exclusive-use bays for loading and for those that require a special needs permit.

New Bosmansdam Road offers better driving experience

New Bosmansdam Road offers better driving experience

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In November 2019, the City’s Transport Directorate commenced with the second phase of the Bosmansdam Road upgrade. This entailed the rehabilitation of the westbound two-lane carriageway between Koeberg Road and Montague Gardens. The project is now complete and this stretch of road now has two carriageways, upgraded sidewalks and useful median with a total of four lanes.

Traffic signal battery theft costs the City millions

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Over the last financial year, the City of Cape Town’s Transport directorate has spent approximately R6 571 000 on the replacement and new installation of stolen Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) batteries and units at traffic signalised intersections. These UPS batteries and units, which keep Cape Town’s intersections operational during load-shedding, are now being targeted by syndicates. The theft of these UPS batteries and units as well as damage to the municipal infrastructure is a waste of the City’s resources during critical times.

Easing traffic congestion beyond COVID-19

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Traffic congestion on the City’s freeways and main routes has eased considerably due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most residents who are able to do so, are now working from home and travelling less. The City’s Transport Directorate is investigating opportunities to entrench this change in travel behaviour beyond 2020.