Join the movement and enjoy Woodstock Main Road as a public space on Sunday 23rd of February 2020.
Street closed to cars and open to opportunity from 9am - 2pm.
Walk, cycle, skate, play, dance, explore and connect with your neighbours, friends and family.
#ItsYourSpace #OpenStreets #PlayYourPart #OSWoodstock
Open Streets Days 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.
Woodstock Main Road (Victoria Rd) between Searle Street and Roodebloem Road
HOW TO GET THERE:
Try and use low carbon transport when travelling to Open Streets Woodstock, think lower carbon emissions!
Bicycle: Join a bike bus and cycle to Open Streets Woodstock in a fun group ride.
Bus: Use MyCiTi and take the 102 bus from Civic Centre. Get off at Lawley stop on Roodebloem Road.
Taxi: Come by minibus taxi along Main Road.
Train: Catch a train to Woodstock Station.
There is no designated parking area for Open Streets Woodstock. If you do need to bring a car, there is street parking on Roodebloem Rd, Fairview Ave, Mountain Rd and Searle St.
- Attend our Public Meeting on 23rd January from 6pm-7pm at Kelvin Corner Cafe to ask questions and learn more (https://www.facebook.com/events/2864509666933609/)
- Apply to be a food vendor (deadline 4 February 2020):
- Sign up as a volunteer (deadline 7 February 2020)
- Register an activity (deadline 14 February 2020):
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
Kindly take a few minutes to fill in this consultation survey:https://goo.gl/forms/23u0rDD7QqspID8F3
WHAT IS OPEN STREETS?
Open Streets Woodstock builds on 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/-IL2iv4Kkws
WHO ORGANISES IT?
Open Streets Cape Town, a citizen-driven NPO, with the support of Millennium Trust, as well as the help of many volunteers, Woodstock residents, collaborators 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. Open Streets Days bring people together to experience streets as places of connection and belonging, breaking down social barriers and building a sense of community; ultimately helping create a connected, safe, and inclusive city.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
- Activities must be free to the public (it’s a non-commercial, car-free community day - not a festival or event)
- Please share the space with those around you; be friendly and respect others, there are no exact demarcations of activity spots (we map registered activities roughly)
- All activity organisers take responsibility for their own setup and sourcing electricity if needed
- No large infrastructure (stages, scaffolding etc.) unless it has been approved beforehand in writing by the Safety Office (ask us if you’re unsure)
- Street must be kept clear for mobility; any infrastructure to be on the pavement or in parking bays
- No vehicles parked along the Open Streets route
- Music must be kept at a reasonable volume - please keep in mind the surrounding neighbours!
- No alcohol may be consumed or sold on the street (only inside licensed establishments - there are no special provisions, normal rules apply)
- No open fires
- No blatant marketing (walking around handing out fliers or other brand collateral, brand activations or big banners)
Photo by Marcela Guerrero Casas