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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Open Streets Toolkit

Open Streets Toolkit
A toolkit for organising an Open Streets Day based on the experience of OSCT in Cape Town
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The tweeps have spoken

Posted on Thursday 06 July 2017

On 27 June, we co-hosted an #UrbanThinkers Twitter chat with the Nairobi-based UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign. The topic: Can Open Streets benefit African cities?
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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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Open Streets Cape Town is a UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Partner