The City of Cape Town has embarked on an initiative – the first of its kind – to help safeguard the cycle lane that runs along the red MyCiTi bus lane between the Cape Town central business district and the MyCiTi station in Table View. This cycle lane is very popular among cyclists, and the officers have been deployed to improve the general safety of cyclists – in particular those who prefer to cycle alone or have to use the lane after hours.
Thank you all for being here today as the City of Cape Town opens another chapter in its efforts to reverse the legacy of apartheid spatial planning. We need your help. Apartheid not only forced a majority of people of colour out of the inner-city, it also left behind a fragmented and unsustainable city, especially for the vulnerable.
Commuter rail – the backbone of public transport in Cape Town – is on the brink of total collapse. Given the severity of the situation and the fact that 54% of commuter journeys are made by passenger rail, the City of Cape Town intends to request that the National Department of Transport (DoT) expedite the assignment of the urban rail function to the City, pending Council’s approval by the end of this month.
The MyCiTi N2 Express routes between Khayelitsha and the Civic Centre in the Cape Town central business district have become increasingly popular since the introduction of the first route in Khayelitsha East in July 2014 and the launch of the Khayelitsha West route in September 2015.
The prospectus for the development of affordable, social, and inclusionary housing opportunities on 11 City-owned sites in Salt River, Woodstock, and the inner-city was issued this morning, 29 September 2017.
Today the City of Cape Town, the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), and the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College were delighted to launch a multi-million rand skills development programme for 91 residents from Blikkiesdorp who will receive construction industry training at False Bay TVET College in Westlake.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority (TDA) is leading three major projects intended to improve the quality of life of those residents living in Masiphumelele.
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.