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.


The future of trains in Cape Town
Rail could take a 180 turn for the better if plans of Prasa and the City of Cape Town come to fruition.
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Open Streets Main Road
Open Streets is growing! Get involved and help shape what it will look like. It’s your space.
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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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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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Contested spaces

Posted on Tuesday 09 May 2017

Informal transport and trade fulfil important roles in society. Municipalities should, therefore, include these sectors in the planning of cities.
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The future of city planning

Posted on Tuesday 02 May 2017

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is gaining traction globally as the new paradigm for transport and development planning.
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Main Partners

Open Streets Cape Town is a UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Partner