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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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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The importance of planning for density

Posted on Monday 24 April 2017

Recent developments in the City to tackle urban sprawl pave the way to a more integrated and equitable Cape Town. But densification must include the provision of affordable housing to ensure inclusivity.
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Taking Streets Seriously

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2017

OSCT recently took part in a symposium looking at ways to reimagine streets and their role in our cities
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Talking Streets Maitland

Posted on Wednesday 12 April 2017

Walking to learn more about streets, their character, and the experience and perception of accessibility of public transport in Cape Town.
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Open Streets Cape Town is a UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Partner