Pics: MyCiTi bus: we test drive the promise that bikes are welcome on-board…

Friday 13 May 2011… The last day of MyCiTi’s test week, and a good day to see whether bicycles really are welcome on board (before the full-service starts on Monday 16 May…). This week the buses have been running hourly, Central Cape Town to Table View, off-peak, and they’ve been full almost every trip. So […]

Stop signs don’t work for cyclists… true cycle-cities permit cyclists to treat stop signs as yields

Sure, cyclists don’t stop at practically all stop-controlled intersections. Most motorists don’t come to a complete stop either… The thing is, it is desirable, normal, and natural to keep up momentum when cycling. Not surrounded by 2 000 pounds of steel, we can see all around us (no blind spots!). We can hear and be […]

We love these bike-lane delineators, Sevilla

Longer hours for Southern Rail Line – pilot project

Don’t you wish this was the headline instead: Southern Rail Line permits bikes on trains… But at least there are bicycle parking racks at the following eight rail stations: Monte Vista, Brackenfell, Kraaifontein, Retreat, Fish Hoek (see pic right and below), Oosterzee, Lansdowne and Eerste River. CITY OF CAPE TOWN MEDIA RELEASE 16 MARCH 2011 […]

Look mum, no ‘no bicycles’: the new Green Point Park

The Green Point Park is a fine addition to Cape Town’s public landscape – and it’s all the more remarkable because there is no ‘no cycling’ or ‘no bicycles’ signage. Quite the contrary, cycling is actively encouraged, as these Sunday morning pictures show. (Although it’s not clear why there is a battery of bicycle parking […]