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.


Another year in the journey of Open Streets in Cape Town
2017 was the biggest, busiest 12 months for Open Streets – the movement and the organisation. Here’s a look at some of our highlights.
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Open Streets Indaba
Opening up a space for feedback, ideas and co-creation of the Open Streets programme in Cape Town
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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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Open Streets Cape Town is a UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Partner