Mugging strengthens my resolve to make cycling safer

Statement by Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development & Tourism Alan Winde 2 November 2012 At around 07h10 this morning, while cycling into work, I was pulled from my bike and my cellphone was stolen. My cellphone was tracked down via GPS, and the suspect was arrested. He has already been booked into the […]

YOU’RE INVITED TO AN NMT (NON-MOTORISED TRANSPORT) CONFERENCE at GALLAGHER ESTATE, JOHANNESBURG, ON 2&3 AUGUST 2012

GREEN CITIES: PROMOTING THE NMT AGENDA The Department of Environmental Affairs, in partnership with KfW (German Development Bank), is hosting a two-day conference at Gallagher Estate on 2&3 August 2012, to highlight their walking and cycling demonstration projects. These projects form part of the DEA’s National Greening Programme, launched in May 2010 in Sandton, Johannesburg. […]

Can variable speed limits in South Africa work?

Speed limits vary, of course, not only according to vehicle type, but also according to the time of day, traffic conditions, work zone activities, weather conditions, and the lane in which the vehicle travels. So should we then focus our road safety approach on variable speed limits, for example different speed limits for different vehicles, […]

Here we go again: City concerned about how cyclists and pedestrians behave toward other road users…

With the upcoming series of public holidays and long weekends, many Capetonians will be making use of Cape Town’s roads and highways to travel, says the City of Cape Town in today’s media release – which initially reads like a call for tolerance by all road users… That is, until we get to the usual […]