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Transport That Binds And Divides

“The tragic irony of transport in South Africa is that the infrastructure that is meant to unite was used to divide”. Andres de Wet consider the divisive legacy of transport in Cape Town, and why progress remains ‘pocketed’


Cycling Osaka: Exploring Japan’s Second City by Bike

Osaka in Japan is in many ways the perfect cycle destination: it’s flat, well-signposted and chock full of interesting destinations to whizz around at high-speed. It’s also relatively cycle-friendly, something that will doubtless come as a bit of a culture shock to British and American tourists used to navigating roads stuffed with particularly homicidal drivers. Here are a few cycle-tour suggestions for those of you who, like me, prefer two wheels to four.

What could a Buitengracht gateway bridge look like...

Foreshore’s Burning Question

Our city is facing an exciting prospect, albeit a scary one for some; the completion of the Foreshore Freeways. Andres de Wet looks at some of the options for the future of the freeways.


Transport Month: How to get around Cape Town without a car

Kaif recently moved to Cape Town from the United Kingdom. With no drivers license, this is how he tries to get around the city of Cape Town.

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A visualization of 5 million bicycle journeys in London

What do 5 million bicycle journeys in London look like?


30 ways Metrorail has improved over 30 weeks

Has the rail operator started to turn the tide on poor and unreliable service and infrastructure?


Sao Paulo: A city with 180km traffic jams

The BBC reports on the South American city with 180km of traffic jams, Sao Paulo.

Cape Town opens Promenade to cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbalders

Cape Town opens the Promenade to cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbalders for one month.