The City of Cape Town unveiled its first blind-friendly park in Bellville this morning, 23 August 2016. The park has a unique design and special features, such as a scented garden and acoustic way-finding to assist children with limited or no vision to orientate themselves in this outdoor space.
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, is spending approximately R7,3 million on the refurbishment of the Victoria Road bridge over the southern suburbs railway line in Plumstead.
In March 2016 Council adopted its Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Framework which prescribes how new developments across Cape Town should address apartheid spatial inequality, urbanisation and the high cost of public transport, while also stimulating economic growth.
The City of Cape Town has issued the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct in the Cape Town central business district.
Since 2015, the City has established four all-women road repair teams based at TCT depots in Ndabeni, Fish Hoek, Heideveld and Kuils River as part of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) within TCT. Today it is my pleasure to host the 24 women who have been trained to do repair and maintenance work on roads, footways and stormwater infrastructure in these areas.
The City of Cape Town will, on 8 July 2016, issue the prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct in the Cape Town central business district. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for urban developers to address the city's traffic woes and affordable housing needs in return for the rights to develop one of the most valuable, vital and iconic precincts in the Mother City.
Over the past five years, the City of Cape Town has invested millions of rands into various road upgrades in communities across the metro.
The prospectus for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct will be a public document. The public and interested parties will have access to the document, as well as to an informative video about the current challenges and the City’s expectations for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.
The unfinished highways on the western, central and eastern side of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct have been part of the Cape Town city landscape for nearly five decades now. They are the theme of many urban legends – we have all heard imaginative stories about how they came about and why they were built, seemingly leading to nowhere.
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, has installed two card vending machines, one at the MyCiTi station in Adderley Street and another at Century City Gate. Apart from conducting their business at the kiosks, commuters at these two locations now have the option of using the card vending machine to buy a myconnect card, or load money or Mover Points on their myconnect cards.