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 […]

Philadelphia ranked best big city for bike commuting in the US

Shows how much city marketing contributes to perceptions… I’m willing to bet that almost everyone thinks the top US bike cities are NYV and Portland Oregon… Interesting when you consider that in South Africa, according to the most recent travel data anyway, Tshwane, JHB and Cape Town have almost the same bicycle mode share (and […]

Hey Tony, come ride with us…

I’m serious. Let’s ride a section of the new bike lanes (I’ll lend you a bike if you don’t have one), and see the extension being built, to Dunoon – where there are dozens of guys who ride to save money and improve their lives. I’ll invite colleagues from Grassy Park and Westlake, who also […]

Cape Town’s NMT policy and plans

The City of Cape Town has released an official statement about its NMT (non-motorised transport) policy, and the role of the MyCiTi cycle lanes (see below). Many of the projects mentioned below are for pedestrians, not cyclists, so we didn’t include them on the map,  or they are short stretches and not-yet part of a […]

One swallow does not a summer make

Today, at the launch of Cape Town’s new 16km segregated bike way, 300 or so cyclists pedalled from Milnerton into the central city. I wonder how many there will be tomorrow? Today the City of Cape Town officially launched the 16km-segregated bikeway, parallel to the not-yet-operational West Coast bus rapid transit route from Cape Town […]