Traffic calming comes to Village Lane, Noordhoek

For decades, residents (“us” not “them”) have been ignoring the 30km per hour signage and speeding through Village Lane – once a quiet lane used by pedestrians, horseriders, cyclists, children and skateboarders, now more often the path of impatient rat-runners… For almost as long, civic associations have been trying to persuade the City of Cape […]

Buy local by bike

You don’t have to be a hero every time you ride your bike… You don’t HAVE to ride to work, rain or wind, carrying your entire mobile office on your back… But what’s your excuse for driving 3km to the local veggie man when you could go by bike? (Unless, of course, it’s because you […]

The Foodbarn on a Saturday morning

It might not immediately seem like a bicycle-friendly venue, with its no-bikes signage, but the Noordhoek farm village is one of the most bike-welcoming spots in Cape Town. So their parking racks are ‘wheelbenders’, but most bikes just hang out patiently waiting for their riders to finish their coffee and make no attempt to escape […]