On Sunday 17 January 2016, from 10:00 to 15:00, Bree Street will become Open Streets; a temporary car-free space, allowing people to walk, cycle, skate and connect whilst enjoying the street. There is no entry fee and participants are encouraged to use the train, bus or their own steam to get to Bree Street.
Open Streets connects communities through healthy recreation, creative expression, local economic activity and alternative forms of transport.
Let's keep it as car-free as possible! Here are the details for using public transport to get to Bree Street on the day.
Transport Information Centre: 0800 65 64 63 (toll free)
Train: Catch the train to Cape Town Station and make your way along the Fan Walk to Bree Street (approximately 500m). Metrorail timetables and a route map showing stations with parking facilities can be found at www.capemetrorail.co.za
MyCiTi: Catch a MyCiTi bus to Civic Centre Station and join in along the Fan Walk to Bree Street (approximately 1km). Alternatively, there are 10 bus stops in closer proximity to Bree Street along Loop and Long Streets (Routes: 101, 106 & 107). MyCiTi routes and timetables can be found at www.myciti.org.za
Golden Arrow Buses: Information and timetables can be found at www.gabs.co.za
Bicycle Cape Town: An organised group of cyclists will be riding together from Seapoint and the Southern Suburbs. Details can be found here.
ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
Bree Street - between Buitensingel & Hans Strijdom Avenue - full closure - 7:00 - 16:00
Waterkant Street - between Buitengracht Street & Bree Street - full closure - 7:00 - 16:00
Riebeeck Street - between Buitengracht Street & Bree Street - full closure - 7:00 - 16:00
Please note: there will be a soft closure (allowing local access) of all intersecting streets* one block on either side of Bree Street (at Buitengracht Street & Loop Street).
*Except Wale Street and Strand Street, which will flow as normal.
Parking will not be permitted on Bree Street during the road closure.
If you absolutely have to bring your car to get to Open Streets, there will be plenty of on-street parking available in the CBD and surrounding areas as well as at the following locations:
- Heritage Square parking lot
- Buitengracht/Strand Street GPOKCID parking lot (entrance on Waterkant Street next to Prestwich Memorial)
- Behind the Icon Building between Lower Long and Loop Streets
For more information, contact Open Streets Cape Town at firstname.lastname@example.org