Information sessions on MyCiTi’s plans for Vredehoek, CBD and Atlantic Seaboard
The MyCiTi system is expanding across the peninsula, bringing reliable and effective public transport to all parts of Cape Town. The City of Cape Town will host a series of MyCiTi information sessions to inform the public about construction plans for the Vredehoek, the CBD and Atlantic Seaboard areas.
One of the next phases of the system’s development involves the smaller 9m buses that will operate in and around residential areas. Bus stops are planned that will allow level boarding into these smaller vehicles, on routes that will travel through residential areas.
At the information sessions, engineers will be present to explain the precise nature of the plans for the specific neighbourhoods. The public is encouraged to attend these sessions, and to ask any questions they may want to ask.
VREDEHOEK OPEN DAY
Thursday 26 July 2012 from 15:30 to 19:30 at Nazareth House.
Before MyCiTi services are launched in the Vredehoek area, it is proposed that Davenport Road, between Exner Avenue and St James Street, and St James Street, between Davenport Road and Derry Street become one-way streets up. This is to accommodate MyCiTi buses travelling along the road and avoid congestion. The roads in question are very narrow and it is very difficult for two cars to pass each other, particularly due to the parked cars in this narrow road.
The alternative solution would be to ban all parking on these roads, but given the nature of the area – being high car ownership, high density residential blocks with little off-street parking provision – this will be undesirable to residents.
The remaining sections of both Davenport Road and St James Street will remain open for traffic in both directions.
The City of Cape Town hopes members of the public affected by these planned roadworks and construction projects will make use of the opportunity to be briefed on these plans.
Issued by: Communication Department, City of Cape Town.
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