Cape Town: the transformation of Shortmarket Street is almost complete…

The transformation of  the bicycle lanes (cycle paths)  and other NMT (walking and cycling) infrastructure in Shortmarket Street, from Long St to Bree St, is almost complete…

In Cape Town’s central city, Shortmarket St between Adderley and Burg streets was pedestrianised when St George’s Mall was constructed. Greenmarket Square was recently upgraded, extending the exclusive pedestrian/cycle corridor to Long Street.

The remaining section from Long Street to Bree Street is now being transformed into a pedestrian street, to create a cycle corridor through historic central Cape Town.

This is part of the City of Cape Town’s intention to develop a comprehensive NMT network throughout the metropolitan area, providing dedicated cycle lanes connecting the northern and southern suburbs and Atlantic seaboard. This requires the NMT route to be threaded through a gridlocked and congested central business district.

Shortmarket Street, with its historical attractions (Greenmarket and Van Riebeeck Square), mixed-use business and low traffic movement, provides the most direct link connecting the southern and northern sides of the CBD.

To read the power point presentation of the City of Cape Town’s community liaison meeting on 16 March 2011 – and see before and after photographs, see Annexure A Presentation CLM #4.

To read the City’s newsletter about the CBD NMT upgrades, see Final Shormarket Newsletter #4 April 11

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