Documenting our commutes – the OpenStreets Travel Diaries challenge
24 February 2017

In an effort to establish a realistic reflection of the current state of movement and mobility in Cape Town, the team behind Open Streets recently invited people from all corners of the city to participate in a 7-day AtoB Travel Diary Challenge. Equipped with a pocket-sized logbook provided by Open Streets, each participant had to

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15 pics + a video capturing the magic of the 10th Open Streets
16 January 2017

On Sunday, 15 January, Bree and Longmarket Streets were closed off to all motor vehicle traffic and turned into a magical, activity-filled haven for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages. From pole dancing demonstrations to free yoga classes, street art to busking, salsa dancing to housing demonstrations, these oft-congested inner city streets were truly transformed

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Stopping future traffic jams: Why Transport for Cape Town’s new powers matter
15 November 2016

The convenience of careering quickly and affordably through the city contributes significantly to the economic opportunities available in Cape Town, writes Alan Cameron.

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4 big ideas ideas to beat Cape Town’s traffic congestion
6 October 2016

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck on the Nelson Mandela Boulevard overpass next to the CTICC, trying to get into the city on a Sunday afternoon (let alone at 8am on any other day of the working week), you are probably privy to the fact that Cape Town is battling a beast of a traffic

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Run the Mother City this summer
8 September 2016

With summer creeping ever closer, Cape Town is slowly but surely starting to resurface from its annual winter slumber, inviting everyone to come out and play. Of course, this may mean different things to different people, but if you’re feeling inspired to get fit and tone up before beach season starts, why not revisit running?

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How technology and transport combine with green goals
25 May 2016

On 24 May, the Cape Town Partnership in conjunction with Open Streets, WWF Nedbank Green Trust South Africa and Future Cape Town, hosted a panel discussion on the future of transport in the city and how technology impacts the various sectors of the economy.

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Reflecting on Open Streets Mitchells Plain
8 April 2016

Sunday 3 April saw pedestrians bustling on Merrydale Avenue in Mitchells Plain. The normally busy thoroughfare was transformed by community members and Open Streets Cape Town, writes Rebecca Campbell in an article originally published by Open Streets Cape Town.

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Street Smarts
25 November 2015

A walkable city should be a safe city for pedestrians and motorists. Kaylon Koeries investigates why Red Riding Hood and friends are popping up around Cape Town’s intersections this November. Cape Town’s pedestrians tend to be quite blasé when it comes to the rules of the road. This nonchalant attitude has caused high numbers of

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Sing as you go
7 October 2015

Every morning, all over Cape Town, drivers sing alone at the top of their voices as they make their way to work and school and play. But singing alone in your car is no fun. With this in mind, the organisers of Carpool Week encourage to share rides and indulge in some carpool karaoke from

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