Join Clarke’s in CT to launch new ‘parklet’ this evening

There’re many ways to open Cape Town’s streets to people not cars. And this is the first of many local initiatives…

So we’re going to the fundraiser behind Clarke’s this Friday the 14th of September. Clarke’s has permission to build a temporary Parklet for the month of September, aiming for a more permanent structure from November to March. It will be used as a testing ground for the City in the hopes that they can start a programme where businesses and individuals around the city can apply for their own Parklet.

Cameron Barnes. who’s designed the Parklet, will be starting construction on the morning of the 14th and will be done by late afternoon when the Hotdogs, Hand-pokes and Beer O’clocking will begin!  


Come along, bring your friends, spread the word!

To read more about how this came about, visit and also check out our Facebook event page





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  1. Njogu Morgan says:

    Reblogged this on Cycle Friendly Cities.

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