CITY PROPOSES R750 MILLION FOR ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TO ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION

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 The following is an extract from a speech delivered by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, this morning at the Congestion Summit:

 
"Today I propose that the City put forward an amount of R750 million over a period of five years for road infrastructure projects to address the issue of traffic congestion to begin to alleviate the major pressure points.

TRANSFORMATION OF MINIBUS-TAXI INDUSTRY TO BRING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES, SERVICE DELIVERY IMPROVEMENTS

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The City of Cape Town’s Council today, 28 October 2015, adopted a game-changing policy for the transformation of the minibus-taxi industry. This model intends to breathe new life into the industry by making available immediate business opportunities to shareholders in taxi operating companies, while also improving the service rendered to commuters in general.

CAPETONIANS’ FUTURE MOBILITY RELIES ON INTEGRATION OF MYCITI SERVICE, TRAINS, GABS AND MINIBUS-TAXIS

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Experts in public transport attending the African Union of Public Transport (UATP) Workshop on Best Practice in Africa this morning reiterated that cities in Africa should integrate the different modes of transport – rail, buses, minibus-taxis, bicycles and walking lanes – to lure commuters from their private vehicles and to bring down the cost of public transport.

CITY IMPROVES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WITH BUMP-OUTS IN THE CBD

CITY IMPROVES PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WITH BUMP-OUTS IN THE CBD

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The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron, today conducted a site visit in the Cape Town CBD where construction teams are building bump-outs at busy intersections to improve pedestrian safety and universal access for road users with special needs.