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 […]

Cyclist / pedestrian crash on Kommetjie Road… Will the City ever build bike lanes where we need them?

I’ve often wondered why the City of Cape Town didn’t ever build the bicycle lane allegedly promised, from MasiP toward the 4-way stop (OK I haven’t realy wondered why, I’d simply observd it, yet again… ) But yesterday as I was driving along Kommetjie Rd, I was looking at the multitudes of pedestrians walking along […]

Peaceful streets in Irene – one of the few ‘woonerven’ in South Africa

For the residents of Irene Village, outside Tshwane, it wasn’t enough to simply complain about fast, dangerous residential streets, or long for a safer neighbourhood. Instead, they had their villlage officially declared a place for people. In terms of the Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996, Sign R403 [the Woonerf sign] indicates to the driver […]

It’s not (only) about the bike lanes – CT Mayor ‘inspects’ Khayelitsha NMT facilities

Following Cosatu’s provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich’s recent attack on the DA-led City for building dedicated bicycle lanes in a wealthy area in Table View, Cape Town’s executive mayor Alderman Dan Plato showcased dedicated bicycle lanes built along spine road in Khayelitsha to make a point that bicycle lanes do exist in poor suburbs as well. […]