Join us for a walking exploration of Harrington Street, the home of Open Streets, to experience this changing area by foot. We will look at the opportunities and challenges around the following:
People who use Harrington Street
Who lives in and around Harrington Street?
How is the business community changing?
How have these changes affected the street? (e.g. the bottle store)
How can we use the street space to create a stronger community?
The historical importance of Harrington Street
What role could Open Streets play in reversing the legacies of divided cities?
How does Cape Town's experience compare to experiences in other parts of the world?
Interaction between people in cars, on bikes and on foot
How can we creatively express our street wish for Harrington Street?
Is there an opportunity to request traffic calming measures (lower speed limit, speed humps, etc.) from the municipality?
How do we engage with informal traders and how they use the street? (especially at night with reduced visibility)
What difference has the newly-resurfaced road made?
Open Streets will lead an informal discussion inviting your contribution of ideas, questions and concerns about the role of streets in improving our city's public spaces. We will end the walk at the District Six Museum's Homecoming Centre, for a discussion around the above themes. Please join us in an exercise of active learning and an exchange of knowledge, and feel free to distribute this widely. If you are not able to join us, stay tuned for next month's Talking Streets in Bellville.
There is a 20 guest limit; please RSVP early to ensure your spot.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or @OpenStreetsCT on Twitter for further information.
We hope to see you there!
The Open Streets Team