Myciti Service To Go Green With Electric-Powered Buses And New Job Opportunities

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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.

Invade Langa With Bicycles And Sneakers On Car-Free Sunday

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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.

Walking And Cycling Back In Fashion On Car-Free Sunday In Langa

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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.

Transit-Oriented Development Key To Transforming Cape Town

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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.

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.