Cape Town is one of the few cities in South Africa with a “bicycle master plan”, and it aims to improve this on an ongoing basis. Already the City has built new pedestrian and cycling facilities in the central city, as well as completely separate, high-quality cycling paths alongside the new MyCiTi bus route, along the Klipfontein Corridor (which includes the Liesbeek Parkway), and at other sites around Cape Town. More bicycle and pedestrian paths are planned.
Click here to download the active mobility brochure.
Get "actively mobile"
If you can’t walk or cycle seven days a week, start small. You’ll still be making an impact:
- If you’re thinking of riding your bicycle to work, but are worried about your route, try it over the weekend so you don’t get lost or arrive late on the day
- During office hours, consider walking to your next meeting
- If your work does not (yet!) have shower facilities, shower before you leave home and ride your bicycle slowly. When you get to work, freshen up and no-one will know the difference
- Lobby your office, local shopping centre or building manager for lock-up facilities, bicycle parking and a shower in the building
- Start walking or using your bicycle over the weekends, for shopping and to visit friends
We may not all have the time to walk more or ride a bicycle, but it’s important to support those who do.
- Slow down, share the road. Be considerate toward people who are using more sustainable modes of transport
- Support courier companies that use bicycles
- Don’t waste petrol looking for the nearest parking bay – walk that little bit extra
To download PDF versions of the full Travel SMART manual go to Useful links.