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Comment on the proposal to convert Buitengracht Street Service Road into a two-way carriageway<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Notice is hereby given that the City intends to convert the mountain side of the Buitengracht Street Service Road at the intersection with Bloem Street back into a two-way carriageway. </p><h4>Reasons for the proposed two-way carriageway conversion:</h4><p>Buitengracht Street Service Road was recently converted into one-way exit lanes from the intersection with Bloem Street. As a result, Upper Bloem Street is now the only approach to the Buitengracht Street/Bloem Street intersection from Bo-Kaap. </p><p>Motorists are currently violating the one-way traffic rule on both the eastern (sea-side) and western (mountain-side) legs of the Buitengracht Street Service Road to avoid the steep Bloem Street carriageway.</p><h4>After conducting a traffic operation investigation, we are proposing the following:</h4><ul><li>Convert Buitengracht service road into a one-way from the intersection with Bloem Street in an easterly direction (towards Wale Street); and allocate parking space along this section of the service road </li><li>Keep Buitengracht service road as a two-way from the intersection with Bloem Street in a westerly direction (towards Military Road); and prohibit parking along this section so that there is enough space to accommodate vehicles travelling in both directions </li><li>Surrounding streets such as Buiten Street, Bloem Street, Pepper Street, Bryant Street, and Jordan Street remain two-way streets</li></ul><h4>Benefits of the proposed conversion:</h4><ul><li>Motorists approaching this intersection from Bo-Kaap can use this as an alternative route to the steep Bloem Street carriageway. </li><li>Motorists won’t be at risk of violating one-way traffic rules. </li><li>Road safety for motorists and pedestrians will be improved.</li></ul><p>In terms of Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, you can submit comments to the municipality in respect of the proposal.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Access the Conceptual Design Layout</a>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Comment period </h2><p>Submit your comments from <strong>8 August – 8 September 2022</strong>.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Open day</h2><p>Attend a public information day to submit your comments and discuss the proposal.</p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll">​​<table style="width:525px;"><thead><tr><th style="width:196px;">Date</th><th style="width:129px;">Time</th><th style="width:225px;">Venue<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width:196px;">Saturday, 13 August 2022</td><td style="width:129px;">12:00 - 16:00<br></td><td style="width:225px;">Schotsche Kloof Civic Centre, Yusuf Drive, Schotsche Kloof</td></tr></tbody></table></div>​​​</span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Submit your comment</h2><p>Comments, inputs or recommendations may be submitted via the following channels:</p><p> <strong>Online</strong><br> <a href="" target="_blank">Submit your comments online</a>.</p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info remember">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Remember</h4><p> For written submissions, please quote reference: 110212208.<br></p></div></div></span> <p> <strong>Post</strong><br> Post your written comments to:<br></p><p> <em> <strong>For attention: Girshwin Fouldien</strong> </em> <br> <em>Subcouncil 16 office </em> <br> <em>11th Floor, 44 Wale Street </em> <br> <em>Cape Town </em> <br> <em>8000</em></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Our Public Participation Unit will assist you if you would like to submit comments but have a disability, or are unable to read or write. See contact details below.<br></p></div></div></span> <h4>Public Participation Unit</h4><h4>Andre Louw</h4><p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 400 9809</a><br><br> Email: <br> <a href=""></a></em></p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information and general enquiries, email <em> <a href=""></a>. </em></p>GP0|#cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed;L0|#0cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed|Issues open for public comment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#79e6adda-2aa2-4523-bc29-296828216c938 August – 8 September 20220



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