How to apply to install your own bicycle parking in Cape Town

City of Cape Town Draft Guidelines for Applications for Bicycle Racks 1.         Introduction The City of Cape Town encourages bicycle use as a viable mode of transport.  Bicycle parking is a key component of creating a successful City-wide bicycle system.  The increased popularity of cycling as mode of transport and for recreational purposes has resulted […]


The Cape Town Bicycle Map, in print since 2011, is now available online – in both website and smart phone editions (Android, IOS and Windows mobile). The first version of the online map includes all the information presented on the print map as well as additional functionality, such as pan and zoom, bookmarks, search, and […]

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 […]

‘Sometimes you just have to put up with things’: Kalk Bay – Muizenberg Main Road Cape Town #missed opportunity

There’s something of the ‘prodigal son’ in Cape Town’s planning for utility cycling: the impacts of climate change, declining urban quality, and a high regard for international best practice, have seen the city begin to beckon drivers from their vehicles with alternative infrastructure. But the cyclist who has kept the pedals turning all along is […]