My Carfree Story

Woodstock based graphic designer and illustrator, Roule le Roux shares her #SuperCommuter story – how she traded in her car (and the frustrations of traffic jams and high fuel costs) for the two-wheeled freedom of a bicycle.

A little over six months ago I sold my car and bought a bicycle. I’ve never really cycled a lot before, so I was a little afraid of cycling in the city (and big bad Albert road). To my suprise I found navigating the city streets a lot less intimdating than I previously imagined.  People have been really kind along the way, greeting, smiling and sometimes even laughing out loud when I pass them. To share my positive experience I created a little website. Please read the full story and participate in my next infographic on
I look forward to getting on my bike everyday.


With the start of the city-wide bus routes last year, public transport in Cape Town is finally becoming a reality for everyone. Cycle lanes in the city are in development and bicycles are allowed on the bus. These changes enabled me to sell my five year old Tata Indica for a handful of cash, which I used to pay off some debt that I had, and I was left with enough to buy a brand new folding bicycle.

Carfree running costs

Read more on Car-free living or or explore Roule’s work on

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