On Sunday 2 April 2017, from 12h00 to 17h00, Eisleben Road in Mitchells Plain (between Wespoort Drive & Spine Road) will host an Open Streets Day to end off the 2016-17 series that has taken place thus far in Langa, Bellville and the City Centre. This car-free celebration of public space, which is free and open to everyone, will enable residents and visitors alike to use the street to walk, cycle, skate, play or perform – as they did in April 2016 at the first successful ‘Open Streets Mitchells Plain.’
If you want to find out more or get involved, come along to an open planning session. There is still space for activities along the route. Open Streets is created by everyone who comes along and takes part.
Guidelines for hosting an activity:
- Activities should be interactive & fun
- All activity organisers take responsibility for their own setup
- Activities must be free to the public
- Please respect others and share the space
- Street to be kept clear for mobility. Any infrastructure to be on the pavement or in parking bays
- No large infrastructure (stages, scaffolding etc.)
- No marketing along the route (handing out fliers, other collateral, or big banners). Please feel free to have a sign/small banner at your activity to identify yourselves, and information available for those who want to find out more.
- No motorised vehicles on or parked next to the route
- No alcohol or fires
- Music to be kept at a reasonable volume
- Once the road closure is in place, there is no access for motorised vehicles. All deliveries for set up must happen before the closure time (varies for each Open Streets Day). Collections may only happen once the road closure comes to an end (30 minutes after the end of Open Streets).
The aim of Open Streets is to create an urban playground/park for all ages to enjoy a healthy recreational space and explore how streets can be maximised for the benefit of all users, not just motorists. We are working in partnership with the City of Cape Town’s Transport & Urban Development Authority (TDA) to develop a regular Open Streets programme across the city. Everyone is invited to participate in this free, citizen-driven exploration of streets as inclusive public space, whether it’s on foot, bicycle, skateboard or any other non-motorised form of mobility. And we encourage them all to arrive using public transport!