Congestion is growing in Cape Town as the economy and population grows. The steady decline in Cape Town's rail service over the last decade has also made congestion worse.

Building of new roads will not solve the problem, and is unaffordable. Instead the City works continously to improve efficiencies on the road network through upgrading, signalling optimisation, the installation of missing road links, improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure and better parking management. 

The provision of new public transport services through the incremental expansion of the MyCiTi network is also taking place and the City has indicated its willingness to work with the national passenger rail authority to stabilise and improve Cape Town's rail network.