‘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 […]

Bike lanes planned for Kommetjie road, Fish Hoek: this is what we think…

Dear City of Cape Town Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed traffic plan and bicycle infrastructure for Kommetjie arterial. It’s good to see that despite the challenges, the City of Cape Town is at least on this stretch of road able to act on its vision of ensuring that NMT (non-motorised […]

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 […]

Cognitive dissonance… of the Cycle Tour, bikes on trains, and extra capacity…

Metrorail recently took a policy decision, we’re told, to not permit bicycles on trains in Cape Town – a decision that has significant impact on integration, equity and connectivity within a city of long travel distances (too far to ride). And when questioned about its inability to deal with desperately overloaded carriages in the metro-south-east, […]