Invitation: Transport and Environment Science Technology (TEST) network: Media & Govt Liaison Workshop

The Department of Transport in partnership with the University of Cape Town: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Centre for Transport Studies, will host a workshop to inform various stakeholders and the media about the activities and achievements of the Transport and Environment Science Technology (TEST) network, with regards to research on traffic congestion, air pollution […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The signs they are a-changin… Ou Kaapse Weg drops speed limit by 10km

See our post earlier this year, about the speed limits on this stretch of road. I think 80km is still too fast, would have preferred 70km, but I guess it’s better than nothing?