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.


MEDIA RELEASE: Main Road closed for Cape Town to open up
The theme for the day is “Coming together to create solidarity around the water crisis”.
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Open Streets Mitchells Plain
The next car-free day along Eisleben Road will be an even longer route; help make it a success!
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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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Blazing social trails

Posted on Monday 28 August 2017

The case for public participation in transport planning is strong, and people will vote with their feet.
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Breaking the barriers to cycling

Posted on Monday 14 August 2017

Riding a bike should be as easy as, well, riding a bike. Unfortunately, there are many good reasons people choose not to cycle. Here are some scenarios and possible solutions.
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Places for play

Posted on Tuesday 08 August 2017

Playing is fundamental to a child’s development. It’s also an important part of every Open Streets Day.
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Open Streets Cape Town is a UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Partner