The City of Cape Town has compiled a Draft Cycling Strategy which is a component of the broader Non-motorised Transport Strategy. Recognising that cycling is an increasingly important and growing part of the City’s transport solution, the bicycle is rapidly becoming a favoured mode of transport in liveable cities.
This allows for the provision of low cost, environmentally friendly and effective options for mobility and accessibility. The aim is to encourage and grow Utility Cycling to increase the use of bicycles from the current 1% to 8% by 2030, which will contribute to the reduction of commuter costs, traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
In terms of section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, the public and interested parties or groups are given the opportunity to submit comments, input or recommendations on the Draft Cycling Strategy to the municipality from 23 January 2017 to 21 February 2017.
Comments input and recommendations may be submitted by:
Fax: 086 576 0147
Written submission: Transport Planning Branch, 18th Floor,
Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town 8000 (For attention: Makhotso Mathoma)
The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist people who cannot read or write, people living with disabilities and people from disadvantaged groups who are unable to submit written comments, to have their comments or input recorded and submitted to the City. Contact the following persons:
For general public participation:
Margaret Isaacs on 021 400 1766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For disadvantaged groups:
Zandile Mahlasela on 021 400 5501 or email@example.com
The draft strategy is available for viewing on www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay. Copies will be made available at subcouncil offices and
Contact Teuns Kok on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.