Open Streets City Centre
January 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join Cape Town residents to walk, cycle, skate, play, dance, explore and connect with neighbours, friends and family on a car-free Bree Street. Leave your car at home and join the movement to experience streets differently!
#StreetsForPeople #ItsYourSpace #CarFree
This will be the fourth time Bree Street hosts Open Streets (since 2015), and the day falls in the middle of the Open Streets 2018-19 season. The series kicked off in October Transport Month in Woodstock, followed by Bellville in November, and will continue in February in Langa and March in Mitchells Plain (the last Sunday of each month).
Bree Street, Cape Town CBD
— Apply to be a food vendor (deadline 4 January 2019): https://goo.gl/forms/6nYxaYWRBGxXRQBF3
— Sign up as a volunteer (deadline 11 January 2019): https://goo.gl/forms/gDvuFOPUJuK8Rg9J3
— Register an activity: https://goo.gl/forms/XsEbCQENIim0v3CI3
WHAT IS OPEN STREETS?
Open Streets Days are a local programme inspired by Colombia’s Ciclovía. The concept is to close down a street temporarily so that it becomes car-free. It’s a chance for people to reclaim streets as public space, for walking, cycling, skating, playing, exploring and general socialising. Open Streets suspends reality and allows us to imagine a new “normal” for our streets. Watch a short video here: https://youtu.be/-IL2iv4Kkws
WHO ORGANISES IT?
Open Streets Cape Town, a citizen-driven NPO, with the support of TUMI (Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative), the City of Cape Town, WWF Nedbank Green Trust, Cape Town Central City Improvement District, as well as the help of many volunteers, residents and friends!
To create shared spaces that can help bridge social and spatial divides in Cape Town, and encourage people to think differently about how we move around the city
Photo by Bruce Sutherland