Inspired by Bogota's Ciclovia, the largest recreational programme in Colombia which turns 120 kilometers of city streets into car-free space for everyone to enjoy freely every single Sunday; Open Streets in Cape Town has been mobilised by a group of passionate volunteers committed to a more equitable, integrated, safer and vibrant city.
On Sunday 18 January Bree Street will also be car-free, allowing thousands of people to walk, cycle, skate and connect whilst enjoying the space in whatever (legal) way they like. There is no entry fee. We invite you to join us on the day with your family and friends.
Confirmed activities include a bike bus organised by Bicycle Cape Town, a skating obstacle course by Africa Skate and other skating activities by the National Skate Collective; a kiddie's corner by Elemental Kids and a wide array of spontaneous urban interventions by 100in1 Day Cape Town.
Find the activities map below.
Real magic only happens when different groups across the city come together, so it will be up to all of us to re-imagine the space (Bree Street) together.
Remember, the dream is to turn Open Streets into a regular programme across the city and with this in mind the subsequent Open Streets day is planned for Langa in March 2015.
Help us spread the word by inviting your friends to the Facebook event, following us on Facebook and Twitter (@OpenStreetsCT) or emailing your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses that will be open in the area:
|Cape Heritage Hotel|
|God's Army Bookstore|
|Hard Pressed Cafe|
|Issi on Bree|
|Rivets & Rockets|
|Sarah Ord Interiors|
|South African Market (SAM)|
|Vida e Caffe|
|Saben Spectacle Co|
|Shalom Kids Nursery & Aftercare|
|Friends of Design Academy|
|I Love My Laundry|
|Robert Sherwood Design|