The City’s Transport Directorate commenced with a Non-Motorised Transport project in the Durbanville and Fisantekraal area in July 2019, with an investment of R35 million to create up to 24km of new sidewalks and safe walkways by August 2021. To date, much progress has been made with over 18,5 km of sidewalks constructed already.

The City’s Transport Directorate commenced with a Non-Motorised Transport project in the Durbanville and Fisantekraal area in July 2019, with an investment of R35 million to create up to 24km of new sidewalks and safe walkways by August 2021. To date, much progress has been made with over 18,5 km of sidewalks constructed already.

‘These areas have many pedestrians walking to and from work. The new paths will also benefit those with special needs, children, scholars, and the elderly,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Alderman Felicity Purchase.

Alderman Felicity Purchase joined the team on site yesterday, 4 November 2020 to see the great amount of progress that has been achieved so far.

‘The walkways created in the area are really so convenient and provide safe areas and routes that I think will encourage residents to enjoy more time outside in their neighbourhoods and to walk to destinations in close proximity,’ said Alderman Purchase.

To summarise, the NMT project in Fisantekraal and Durbanville entails the following:

  • Construction of new sidewalks
  • Upgrades to existing sidewalks
  • Creating universal access for pedestrians with special needs •
  • Upgrading existing cycle lanes to ensure that they are clearly demarcated and signed 
  • Minor road upgrades to accommodate the new NMT routes in Fisantekraal, Durbanville and Bellville •
  • Raising manhole covers and valve boxes
  • Repair of stormwater infrastructure
  • Relocation of streetlights 
  • Protection and/or relocation of existing services including Telkom, optic fibre service providers, water and sewer services, 
  • Excavation by hand to locate existing underground services.