Transport Month kicks off in Cape Town with an Open Streets Day in Observatory, Salt River and Woodstock, where a 5 km long section of Main Road (M4) will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, 1 October 2017.
The City of Cape Town will host three open days where residents and interested parties can view the 11 City-owned sites in Salt River, Woodstock and the inner-city to be developed for social and affordable housing opportunities.
Building inclusive communities through reversing the spatial legacy of apartheid is a key priority of this government. South African cities should break with the past where our urban form is defined by poorer families living on the fringes.
The City has turned a corner in its approach to affordable housing and to reversing the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and forced removals which saw the majority of the Capetonians of colour moved to settlements away from the inner-city, excluding them from economic opportunities. Apartheid also created a fragmented and unsustainable city, especially for the poor.
In March 2016, the City of Cape Town’s Council adopted a new approach to integrated spatial and transport planning to accelerate our efforts to eradicate the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and to assist us in building a more equitable and inclusive city. The policy document called the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Framework serves as the City of Cape Town’s long-term development strategy.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University has paved the way for the mixed development of the Bellville Park University property located along the N1 freeway. The MOA dovetails with the City’s efforts to ignite urban renewal, economic growth and job creation in Bellville.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the South Road Families Association’s (SRFA) application for special leave to appeal the decision by the full bench of the Western Cape High Court on Monday 15 May 2017.The City was notified of the outcome this morning. The SCA has ruled that the application for special leave to appeal is dismissed on the grounds ‘that the requirements for special leave to appeal are not satisfied’.
Pedestrians are advised to take note of the new stickers that have been placed above the pushbuttons on traffic signal poles. These stickers explain when and how to safely cross intersections.
The City of Cape Town’s Council adopted the implementation strategy for the City’s Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) plan which prioritises the roll-out of five new MyCiTi corridor routes across Cape Town on Wednesday 26 April.
The City of Cape Town wants to inform all commuters that the MyCiTi service is operational again as from Saturday 15 April 2017.