Pics: Bicycle parking at Kuils River Station, Winelands

30 or 40 or so bicycle parking racks (the kind we LIKE, not wheel-benders or rim-destroyers), undercover, protected by security staff from 6am to 6pm… Well done City of Cape Town. Some cyclists leave their locks attacked to the racks overnight, to save on weight on the bike.

Great to see signage the recognises the difference between cycling as an activity, and bicycles as an item! Why can’t Metrorial stations elsehwere get it right? Or security guards at commercial properties and shopping malls (City of Cape Town Civic Centre and all malls included!). And St George’s Mall… And …



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Fuel-cell cargo bike could power your lights and TV too

Locally designed hydrogen-powered tricycle – named ‘A hi Fambeni’, Xitsonga for ‘Let’s go’ – has attracted much attention since its 2010 launch in South Africa as a sustainably powered goods-to-market vehicle for rural areas. It’s also an entry into the international SMART Mobility EnterPrize competition, which aims to identify existing and emerging sustainable mobility business […]


  1. Impressive. Looks like someone put a lot of thought into this – well done! Love the signage and non-wheelbending bike stands.

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