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City Centre Cycle
February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
** Join us for Friday lunchtime cycles around the city centre **
The City Centre Cycle is a 45-minute lunchtime group ride around the CBD which aims to promote cleaner, safer, more accessible, low-carbon transport; raise awareness about bicycle safety among cars and develop a cycling culture in the city centre. Since our first ride on 28 September, we have had more than 70 participants hailing from over 25 organisations, businesses and local and provincial government departments. These weekly rides attract between 10-25 riders ranging from absolute beginners to experienced commuters.
Cycling has the potential to improve our streets and our quality of life. While government has an important role to play, it is equally up to us as everyday citizens to create the kinds of streets we would like to live and play in.
What to bring:
– Friends and colleagues
No bike? There are a limited number of bikes, courtesy of Pedal Power Association, that can be booked through me. Please email in advance to book: julia.munroe[at]capetown.gov.za.
Where to meet:
Arch for Arch, corner of Wale Street and Adderley Street, outside the Slave Lodge and Entrance to the Company’s Gardens. See: https://goo.gl/maps/Q7b6Zg1jN8y
Please get in touch if you have any questions, we look forward to seeing you there!
“Although the city centre has developed a number of cycle lanes, these are under-utilised and often disregarded. Vehicles are parked across the lanes or informal gatherings and pedestrians further impede bicycle passage. Cycling provides a more efficient way for people to commute, especially within the CBD. We need to support actions which can activate the streets and get more people onto bikes and into the cycle lanes.” Stephen Granger, Manager of Environmental Planning and Sustainability, City of Cape Town.
BIKE 2 WORK
For more cycling activations, join Open Streets’ weekly cycle to work with the #Bike2Work Campaign, alongside Bicycle South, Pedal Power Association and the Bicycling Empowerment Network. Every Friday leave your car at home and join a bike bus (groups ride) from Claremont, Table View, Gugulethu and Athlone.
- Julia Munroe