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Missing Links

Missing Links is an initiative to identify gaps in the City of Cape Town’s cycle network. It is specifically focused on connecting existing cycle infrastructure together to extend the network, ensuring that existing routes are used to their full potential.

LIESBEEK RIVER TRAIL MISSING LINK

To kick off this initiative we have identified a Missing Link on the Liesbeek River Trail – a crucial connector between the existing Liesbeek River Trail walking and cycle path (indicated in orange) and the Liesbeek Park Road Cycleway (green).

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The existing paved Liesbeek River walkway and cycle-path is a joy to cycle and walk along however between Belmont and Alma Road (the missing link area) it can be fairly treacherous with unpaved pathways, ruts and potholes (see detailed map below created by local commuter cyclist David Malan).

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We are in the process of petitioning the City of Cape Town to upgrade this area. It is our vision that it becomes a safe, non-motorised transport route from Newlands to Observatory, eventually connecting to the Albert Road Cycle lane that will run all the way to the city center.

DO YOU KNOW OF A MISSING LINK IN YOUR AREA?

Please email hello@bicyclecapetown.org your Missing Links.
What we would need is:
– The exact location of the missing link plotted on a google map.
– Bonus would be a photograph of the missing link area (showing existing road surface etc) and existing cycle route.
– Your proposal/ ideas for the route

We will be submitting all Missing Links to the City of Cape Town at the next Cycle Forum Meeting in April.

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