Cape Town Invites Public Input on Traffic Calming Measures

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The Urban Mobility Directorate in Cape Town has announced its plans to implement traffic calming measures in different areas, including Atlantis, Melkbosstrand, Kensington, and surrounding suburbs. The City is now seeking feedback and input on these proposed measures from residents throughout July 2023.

Focus on Vulnerable Road Users

The initiative aims to target roads in Cape Town’s suburbs that are frequently used by vulnerable road users, particularly those near schools, hospitals, and old age homes. The proposed traffic calming measures aim to enhance road safety for all users, and the City emphasizes that road safety is a top priority.

Areas to Receive Traffic Calming Measures

The areas set to receive traffic calming measures include Kensington, Rivergate, Mamre, Pinelands, Melkbosstrand, and Atlantis. Plans for Observatory are also in place, but implementation depends on funding availability.

Public Involvement and Transparency

To ensure transparency and public involvement, the City has made the designs and a list of affected streets available on their official website. Residents are encouraged to reference a specific number when submitting comments and recommendations.

How to Submit Feedback

Residents can submit their comments and recommendations via email or online form. They can also send written submissions to the Public Participation Unit or local sub-councils and libraries. Special assistance will be provided for disadvantaged groups who cannot submit written comments.

Contact Information

Residents with further queries on submitting comments can contact Andre Louw from the Public Participation Unit.

The City of Cape Town’s efforts to improve road safety through traffic calming measures demonstrate a commitment to creating a more secure and inclusive environment for all residents. By seeking public input, the City ensures that the voices of those directly affected by the changes are taken into consideration, fostering a more collaborative approach to urban planning and development.

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