The City of Cape Town has compiled a Draft Cycling Strategy, which is a component of its broader Non-motorised Transport Strategy. According to the City, “Recognising that cycling is an increasingly important and growing part of the City’s transport solution, the bicycle is rapidly becoming a favoured mode of transport in liveable cities.”
It adds that this “allows for the provision of low cost, environmentally friendly and effective options for mobility and accessibility”.
The aim is to encourage and grow Utility Cycling to increase the use of bicycles from the current 1% to 8% by 2030, which will contribute to the reduction of commuter costs, traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
Download : Draft Cycling Strategy
For more information and contacts, visit the City of Cape Town website here.
Additional resources and reading about cycling :
South Africa is not a country of cars. In fact, the majority do not own cars. Brett Petzer makes the case for cycling, and why it should matter to the future planning of South African cities.
When one realises that a cycle lane barely wide enough for a car can move as many people as a four-lane highway – and in total silence – it is hard to think of sprawling, car-dependent societies as a utopia of personal freedoms. Brett Petzer shares his experiences and thoughts on planning the Cycling City.
As cycling becomes more of a feature in our day-to-day lives, we take a look at ideas from the World Bike Forum that look set to shape the future of cycling. The forum look at bicycles as a an agent for social change and how the ‘bicycle university’ is emerging.
- Feature Image : Andrew Brauteseth