CITY OF CAPE TOWN
24 October 2012
City joins online discussion on ‘How Cities Move’
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron, will be joining influential bloggers and online commentators on 30 October in a Twitter discussion entitled ‘How Cities Move’, as part of various initiatives undertaken by the City and many other stakeholders during Transport Month.
Rapid urbanization and the transport complications that arise as a result are a world-wide phenomena. As a result, cities around the world are forced to tackle difficult logistical problems in order to provide the best and most sustainable public transport solutions for as many of its residents as possible, and Cape Town is no different.
As part of its effort to find solutions to these problems, the City last week launched its own Transport Authority ‘Transport for Cape Town(TCT)’.
Under TCT the City aims to bring experts and industry role-players together in achieving its vision of a safe, reliable and efficient public transport system for anyone that lives in, or visits, Cape Town.
“A critical part of a successful inter-modal transport system is engagement will all the different role-players in transport. We want to include as many people in our discussions about future transport plans as we can, and therefore look forward to partnering with the team at Future Cape Town as they host the discussion. Our objective in all discussions and plans about public transport is how we can best provide the commuter with a quality transport experience,” said Councillor Herron.
Participants can follow the discussion and take part on Twitter by using the hash-tag, #CityTalk. The hour-long discussion starts at 20:00 local time on Tuesday, 30 October 2012.
More information about #CityTalk can be found at http://futurecapetown.com/
Issued by: Integrated Strategic Communication and Branding Department, City of Cape Town