Improving Infrastructure in Gugulethu through Walking and Cycling Lanes

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The Urban Mobility Directorate of the City of Cape Town has released plans to enhance road safety and accessibility in the area of Gugulethu. The proposed development aims to satisfy the needs of various road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, and school children. The City is seeking input from local residents and stakeholders to ensure that the infrastructure improvements meet the community’s needs.

Addressing Road Safety in Gugulethu

Gugulethu is a bustling area with a growing number of road users. Therefore, it is essential for the City to focus on non-motorized transport (NMT) spaces to address road safety. The development of walking and cycling lanes will not only enhance safety but also promote a healthier, more sustainable mode of transportation.

Proposed Walking and Cycling Lanes

The proposed development includes the construction of universally accessible footways, cycle ways, signage, and intersection improvements. The walking and cycling lanes will be added to various roads and streets in Gugulethu, such as NY78, NY50, Terminus Road, Koornhof Street, and Klipfontein Road.

Community Input

Councillor Rob Quintas, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, emphasized the importance of community input. The City is committed to ensuring that the community’s needs for enhanced safety and access are met. Thus, Gugulethu residents are encouraged to submit their thoughts and recommendations.

Channels for Submitting Comments and Recommendations

The City of Cape Town has established multiple channels for submitting comments and recommendations. Residents may send an email to Transport.News@capetown.gov.za, visit the website www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay, or drop off written submissions at designated locations, including the Public Participation Unit in the Civic Centre or Subcouncil 13 in the Fezeka Building. The Gugulethu public library has also been included as a venue for library submissions, ensuring that every resident has an opportunity to participate in the decision-making process. For more information, residents may call the City of Cape Town’s Call Centre at 0860 103 089.

A Collaborative Decision-making Process

The proposed walking and cycling lanes in Gugulethu are a testament to the City’s dedication to improving road safety and accessibility for all citizens. By incorporating public opinion in the planning process, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate is taking a laudable approach to ensure the right balance between the needs of the community and the demands of modern urban living.

Submitting Comments before the Deadline

The deadline for submitting comments is July 5th, 2023. Therefore, it is crucial for Gugulethu residents to actively engage in the process and make their voices heard. The collaborative decision-making process will ultimately lead to a safer, more accessible, and sustainable future for the Gugulethu community.

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