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.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, will undertake a survey at the Station Deck public transport facility in the Cape Town central business district to determine the needs and expectations of those currently making use of the facility. The outcome of this survey will inform TCT’s short-term interventions and the major upgrade intended for this facility in addressing the current shortcomings and needs, as well as the future demand.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, confirms that a full-scale investigation is under way into an accident involving three MyCiTi buses. The incident happened at the Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard at approximately 08:20 on 8 November 2016.
Cape Town’s built environment is characterised by low densities, long distances between residential areas and workplaces, and historical disparities with the majority of low-income residents living far from work opportunities and spending a significant percentage of their income on transport. The City of Cape Town’s Transit Orientated Development Strategic Framework – adopted by Council earlier this year – is a bold commitment to correcting the city’s spatial form over the next few decades.