Join Cape Town residents to walk, cycle, skate, play, dance, explore and connect with neighbours, friends and family. #StreetsForPeople #ItsYourSpace #CarFree
Leave your car at home and join the movement to experience streets differently!
Open Streets aims to create shared spaces that help bridge the social and spatial divides in Cape Town, and encourage us all to think differently about how we move around the city. Open Streets City Centre is organised by non-profit organisation, Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT), with the support of Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), WWF Nedbank Green Trust, City of Cape Town and local partner, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID).
This will be the fourth time Bree Street hosts Open Streets (since 2015), and the day falls in the middle of the Open Streets 2018-19 season. The series kicked off in October Transport Month in Woodstock, followed by Bellville in November, and will continue in February in Langa and March in Mitchells Plain (the last Sunday of each month).
Bree Street, Cape Town CBD
WHAT IS OPEN STREETS?
Open Streets Days are a local programme inspired by Colombia’s Ciclovía. The concept is to close down a street temporarily so that it becomes car-free. It’s a chance for people to reclaim streets as public space, for walking, cycling, skating, playing, exploring and general socialising. Open Streets suspends reality and allows us to imagine a new “normal” for our streets. Watch a short video here: https://youtu.be/
WHO ORGANISES IT?
Open Streets Cape Town, a citizen-driven NPO, with the support of TUMI (Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative), the City of Cape Town, WWF Nedbank Green Trust, as well as the help of many volunteers, residents and friends!
To create shared spaces that can help bridge social and spatial divides in Cape Town, and encourage people to think differently about how we move around the city
Photo by Bruce Sutherland