Open Streets pilot by the Transport Department -21 October

Thanks to the lobbying and support built by Bicycle Cape Town along with more than 30 other institutions around the city (see complete list below), the City of Cape Town has decided to adopt the concept of Open Streets and develop a small pilot as part of Transport Month on 21 October, 2012 in Grassy Park. Mark your calendar!

We are thrilled that the City sees the potential in this initiative and is willing to test it. The campaign is indeed off to a good start but the work needs to continue in order to ensure the sustainability and the long-term impact of what Open Streets aims to achieve.

Instilling a healthier lifestyle, behaviour change, awareness about sustainable transport and social transformation requires a long-term approach. Therefore, Open Streets must continue to develop as a multi-stakeholder effort which activates the necessary actors to effectively ‘open streets’, not just as a single event, but to make streets places for citizens to play, develop, interact and grow together.

Should you have any questions or ideas that can help us ensure Open Streets is a sustainable and long-term project in Cape Town, please contact us openstreets@bicyclecapetown.org


Open Streets Supporters


Bicycle Cape Town

Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN)

Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

Camissa Bicycles

Cape Town Partnership

Centre for Transport Studies (UCT)

Cycle Lab

Democracy, Governance and Rights Unit (UCT)

Freed Thinkers

Future Cape Town

Global Wheeling Foundation

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Media House alive2green

National Skate Collective (NSC)



Ride Your City

Salt River Community Forum

School of public Health and Family Medicine (UCT)

South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport

Spatial Planning & Urban Design (city of Cape Town)

Sustainable Energy Africa

The Big Tree Foundation

Thula Lula Electric Bicycles

Tourism, Events and Marketing (City of Cape Town)

Ubuntu Bikes

Urban Design Institute of South Africa

Western Cape Inter-Religious Forum

Western Province Cycling Association

Wildfire Creative

Woodstock Improvement District

WWF –South Africa







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