Open Streets Cape Town is a citizen-driven initiative working to change how people use, perceive and experience streets. We do this via our programme of Open Streets Days, as well as advocacy campaigns.


Open Streets...and then what?
Rebecca Campbell reflects on the value of Open Streets
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Mobile Women
Join a social ride & dialogue in Gugulethu to celebrate and empower women who cycle
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Our Flagship Programme

Open Streets Days
Inspired by Bogotá's Ciclovía, Open Streets Days create car-free streets across Cape Town.
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Low-Carbon Transport
Creating a new mindset about movement in collaboration with the WWF Nedbank Green Trust
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Our Manifesto

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Growing up with the freedom of cycling

Posted on Tuesday 20 June 2017

Children in the Netherlands are among the happiest in the world. This is because they have the freedom to explore by bike, according to a speaker at Velo-city 2017, which took place in the Dutch Arnhem-Nijmegen region last week.
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Successful public spaces in South Africa

Posted on Tuesday 13 June 2017

Public spaces are by the public for the public. Created for and brought to life by citizens, they serve the public good and promote social cohesion. Durban’s Golden Mile and Cape Town’s Sea Point Promenade are great examples.
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Commuting costs

Posted on Monday 29 May 2017

A large number of South Africans live far from their workplaces, which means travel to work can be expensive. A possible solution to this modern problem is 200 years old.
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Get on your bike and win!

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017

The #Bike2Train campaign gives Kuils River train commuters a chance to discover the joys of cycling to the station.
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Let’s take a walk

Posted on Monday 15 May 2017

Walkable streets are safe streets, and safe streets are walkable streets. Here are our favourite ways to build a more liveable city, starting with the basics.
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