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Cities continue to be planned around and for cars? Why? The ability to accelerate, as well as the flexible use of cars, clearly make cars appear superior over all other means of mobility-but are they?
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.
The city council’s mayoral committee has adopted a new, long-term spatial and transport plan aimed at making the city more compact, denser and concentrated around efficient and affordable public transport.
This week, Future Cape Town presents its 20 most popular articles of the year 2015. The countdown will continue all week, and #1 will be presented on Thursday.
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.
Copenhagenize Design Co, the international consultancy specialising in bicycle urbanism are launching a new project that will span continents and use their unique Desire Lines Analysis Tool.
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.
According to the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Transport, urbanisation and urban poverty require not only urban transport solutions but also low-cost modes of travel such as cycling. This strategy, known as “Non-Motorised Transport” or NMT, over recent years has gradually become a priority area at National, Provincial and Local Government levels, resulting in the City of Johannesburg’s Framework for NMT in 2009.
Riding a bike is a strange thing to do: it’s not just a mode of transport; it’s an economic class you’re entering. And it is an initiation into being treated like you’re invisible, and like your rights are optional – when you’re not being physically threatened
With many cities acknowledging the drawbacks of automobiles, car free options are starting to be seriously considered. South Koreans recently went without their cars for a month. In Cape Town, this UCT project considered the implications of a car-free Cape Town, and there are the ongoing talks about making Long Street a pedestrianised road. But how about a city vision for no cars? Hamburg has an ambitious plan to achieve a car free city within the next 20 years.