Statement by the City’s mayoral committee member: Transport And Urban Development Authority, Councillor Brett Herron
On Monday 6 March 2017, the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, will officially open the exhibition of proposals for the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority commenced with the upgrade of the Ou Kaapse Weg and Silvermine Road intersection in the far south.
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.
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.
The City’s Bid Specification Committee (BSC) received requests from interested parties for an extension of the submission date for proposals for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.
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.