Cape Town Residents Invited to Give Feedback on Traffic Calming Measures

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The Urban Mobility Directorate of the City of Cape Town is seeking feedback from residents on the proposed traffic calming measures in various locations across the city. The purpose of these measures is to enhance road safety, particularly in areas with vulnerable road users like hospitals, schools, and old age homes. Interested parties have until 31 July 2023 to provide their feedback for the City to consider.

Importance of Traffic Calming Measures

Councillor Rob Quintas, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, highlights the importance of traffic calming measures in enhancing road safety. The measures are a top priority for the City, and various areas in Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Eerste River, Philippi, Kuils River, and Blue Downs are under consideration for these measures.

Ways to Provide Feedback

The City has provided various channels through which residents can provide their comments and recommendations:

  1. Email: Transport.News@capetown.gov.za
  2. Online: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay or by scanning the QR code
  3. Written submission: Public Participation Unit, 3rd Floor Podium Block, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town, 8001
  4. Subcouncils: Visit specific subcouncil offices as mentioned in the source text

Additionally, the following libraries will accept submissions: Tafelsig, Lentegeur, Eerste River, Kuils River, Khayelitsha, and Philippi East.

Special Assistance for Disadvantaged Groups

The City will assist individuals who cannot read or write, people with special needs, and other disadvantaged groups who cannot provide written feedback. These groups will receive help to have their inputs or comments recorded and submitted to the municipality. For further inquiries on submitting comments, contact the Public Participation Unit at 021 400 9825 or email LeanetteAnathi.Dywili@capetown.gov.za.

By involving residents in the decision-making process, the City of Cape Town aims to create a safer, more inclusive environment for everyone. The proposed traffic calming measures will improve road safety for all road users, aligning with the City’s commitment to prioritize the welfare of its people.

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