Temporary Woonerf coming to @openstreetsct in OBS tomorrow (25 May 2013)

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Instead of remaining an artery for the usual flow of traffic, Lower Main Road in Observatory and Salt River is to be transformed into a car-free meeting place for residents wanting to take part in activities ranging from the arts and giant chess, to skateboarding and cycling this Saturday [25 May 2013]. Open Streets will […]

Peaceful streets in Irene – one of the few ‘woonerven’ in South Africa

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For the residents of Irene Village, outside Tshwane, it wasn’t enough to simply complain about fast, dangerous residential streets, or long for a safer neighbourhood. Instead, they had their villlage officially declared a place for people. In terms of the Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, Sign R403 [the Woonerf sign] indicates to the driver […]