Freeing the city’s roads
THE CITY of Cape Town is compelled to address traffic congestion if it aspires to remain a renowned international tourist destination.
The problem was highlighted at the first Mobility Indaba held in the City. (We must) change public behaviour, and seek alternative solutions to alleviate the crisis.
The number of vehicles on Cape roads has over the years increased exponentially. Hence the gridlock scenario during peak traffic hours.
My observation during visits to most European countries has revealed the effective use of non-motorised transport and the extensive use of bicycles.
It is indeed our collective responsibility to co-operate with the City to help solve the problem by being open to the use of bicycles. Cape Town is relatively flat and the health benefits of cycling are incalculable.
Cycling, walking or reliable public transport are possible solutions, and this must be embraced by all.