The City’s public transport interchange in Nomzamo was selected as the winner in the category for community upliftment at the 80th IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards in East London on Tuesday evening, 25 October 2016.
During Transport Month we invite Capetonians to experience a different way of getting around. Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT) is returning to Langa on Sunday 30 October 2016. King Langalibalele Drive will become a car-free playground for children and adults to walk, cycle, skate, explore, connect, and even dance.
King Langalibalele Drive in Langa will be transformed once again on Sunday 30 October 2016, with the celebration of the first Open Streets Day for the summer season. The street will be car-free for the day, meaning residents and visitors can either walk around or invade the space with their bicycles, rollerblades and skateboards for fun.
The City of Cape Town has awarded the tender for the procurement of battery-powered electric buses and ancillary equipment for the MyCiTi service to BYD SA Company. Apart from lowering our carbon emissions, local residents will also benefit from this contract through job opportunities as the buses will be assembled locally and the bus bodies will in part be manufactured locally.
Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will commence with the Kommetjie Road Project in Kommetjie in the far south on Monday 24 October 2016, if all goes as planned.
The City of Cape Town is in the process of amending the Constitution of Transport for Cape Town By-law No 7208, 2013. In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, recommendations or input on this amended by-law to the municipality from 8 October 2016 to 7 November 2016.
SPEECH BY THE CITY’S MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: TRANSPORT FOR CAPE TOWN, COUNCILLOR BRETT HERRON
On behalf of Transport for Cape Town and the City of Cape Town I would like to thank all of you for participating in the Mobility Indaba. A special thanks to the Dutch Consul-General and her team for spearheading this initiative and to Wesgro and Accelerate Cape Town for your support
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, will soon publish a draft Cycling Strategy which aims to increase the percentage of commuter trips made by bicycle from the current 1% to 8% by 2032. Cycling as a viable and safe means of transport in Cape Town is thus one of the key discussion points at the five-day Mobility Indaba which commences at the Kenilworth Racecourse tomorrow, 6 October 2016.
The 24 women who participated in the City of Cape Town’s award-winning Women at Work Programme, where they received training in fixing potholes and doing maintenance work on footways and stormwater pipes, have been appointed in permanent positions at road depots across Cape Town.
Transport Month October 2016 will kick off with the Mobility Indaba #cocreate2MOVE. This five day indaba is happening at Kenilworth Racecourse and is a Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cape Town event in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Transport for Cape Town, WESGRO and Accelerate Cape Town.