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MyCiTi station, road improvements for Claremont​A MyCiTi station, facilities for other bus services, and upgrades to Stanhope Road and Claremont Boulevard, are proposed for Claremont.<p>​</p><span><p>'The proposed upgrades and expansion of the existing bus terminus along Claremont Boulevard will revitalise this precinct with world-class public transport facilities. The new MyCiTi station will be in the heart of Claremont, within walking distance of student accommodation, shopping malls, and other amenities, and literally a block away from Main Road, the main artery connecting this area with the Cape Town CBD. I encourage residents to please take a look at what we propose for this precinct, and to submit comments and proposals,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>The existing bus terminus along Claremont Boulevard, between Hawthorne Road and Newry Street, will be upgraded and expanded to include a new MyCiTi bus station within walking distance from the Claremont railway station and the minibus-taxi facility in Ralph Street. </p><p>'Once the upgrade has been completed and the new MyCiTi station is operational, commuters will have a choice of five different modes of public transport – MyCiTi, GABS, UCT Shuttle, passenger rail, and minibus-taxis – within a radius of less than 120m. </p><p>'This will revolutionise the way commuters travel to and from Claremont as they will have quick and easy access to different modes of transport with seamless transfers between their mode of choice. The MyCiTi station will serve destinations in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain via the planned trunk route that is to connect the metro-south east with Wynberg and Claremont,' said Councillor Quintas.</p><p><strong>Proposals for new bus facility along Claremont Boulevard:</strong></p><ul><li>The MyCiTi station will comprise of four enclosed platforms</li><li>The MyCiTi station precinct will include a ticket office, 10 electronic access gates, lock-up facilities for bicycles and ticket vending machines</li><li>All facilities and walkways will be universally accessible</li><li>The concept design includes an overhead concrete slab or deck which could accommodate a multi-storey building above the MyCiTi station for a future mixed use development in line with the City's transit-oriented development strategic framework</li><li>A small bus holding facility will be located under the Stadium-on-Main for a maximum of five off-peak buses and driver shift changes</li><li>GABS buses will operate from a dedicated bus lane along Central Street, as is currently the case</li><li>The UCT Shuttle Service will still operate from Central Street, at the Ground Floor entrance of the Stadium-on-Main</li><li>The planned upgrade includes the planting of trees and other landscaping which will benefit the surrounding area and pedestrian experience<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'We are bringing the MyCiTi service to Claremont as part of our commitment to giving more Capetonians access to safe, affordable, dignified and reliable public transport. Apart from adding to our public transport offering, the surrounding area will also benefit from this investment in the existing infrastructure and roads in the immediate vicinity,' said Councillor Quintas.</p><p>Given that the upgraded bus facility will be located on land of high development value, the proposed concept design of the new MyCiTi station accommodates the possibility of overhead development in future.</p><p>'Mixed use developments add to the vibrancy and efficiency of public transport precincts, and we are excited that the transit-oriented development principles are included in this proposal,' said Councillor Quintas. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure>​​</span><strong>Proposed changes to surrounding roads:</strong><ul><li>Claremont Boulevard will be upgraded with the addition of dedicated bus lanes to and from the bus facility</li><li>Stanhope Bridge will be realigned to ease access from Imam Haron Road, and will include dedicated bus lanes</li></ul>Palmyra Road will be realigned into a T-junction with Imam Haron Road<br> <br><br>Residents, and all other interested and affected parties are encouraged to comment on the draft concept design for the facility, including the proposed changes to roads in the area. The closing date for comments is 10 November 2022. <br><br> <br><strong>How to comment:</strong><br><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>The commenting period opens on 10 October until 10 November 2022</li><li>Submit a comment via <a href="" target="_blank"></a></li></ul><ul><li>Send an email to <a href="" target="_blank"></a></li></ul>Attend the public information day on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, from 14:00 to 18:00, at the Claremont Library<br><br> <br>If all goes as planned, the construction will commence in August 2024, after the conclusion of the public participation process and detailed design. The construction will take about 24 months.<br><br> <br><br><br> <br><br> <br><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-05T22:00:00Z1
New public transport facility for Vuyani The City of Cape Town is proposing a brand new public transport interchange in Vuyani<span><p>The new facility will be located on the corner of Spine Road and Jeff Masemola Road, adjacent to the existing Vuyani meat market in Khayelitsha.</p><p>'We propose to build a new minibus-taxi facility with a roof covering the loading lanes and waiting area so that commuters and operators have protection from the sun and rain, and lighting for improved safety after dark. There will be ablution facilities, an administration building, as well as universally accessible pedestrian facilities. The concept design is now available for comment and I urge commuters, operators, and all others who are interested in this project to please submit your views. This facility is for the Vuyani community, and the public participation process is an important opportunity to contribute and influence the final design,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas. <br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><strong>The City is inviting the public to an information day about the draft concept plan for this project. The details are as follows:</strong></p><ul><li>Tuesday, 11 October 2022</li><li>Blue Hall on the corner of Bekelentloko Street and Hlomela Street, behind the Philani nutrition centre, Town Two in Khayelitsha</li><li>From 14:00 to 19:00 </li></ul><p>The project includes embayments along Spine Road for GABS buses. </p><p>Once complete, the minibus-taxis will operate from this facility with trips to destinations such as Mfuleni, Eerste River, Blackheath, Kuils River, and Lwandle.</p><p>'I want to add that the new PTI in Vuyani fits into our planning as we are rolling out the next phase of the MyCiTi service to the metro-south east to connect Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha with Claremont and Wynberg. A MyCiTi stop is planned for at the intersection of Spine Road and Govan Mbeki Road. This is about 200m away from the new PTI and within walking distance. Thus, a few years from now commuters from Vuyani will have access to at least three different modes of public transport: minibus-taxis, the MyCiTi bus service, and GABS. </p><p>'One of our priorities for this term of office is to improve communities' access to safe, dignified, and affordable public transport services. We are working towards this goal one project at a time, and I am calling on Vuyani's residents to please attend the information day where officials will answer their questions,' said Councillor Quintas.</p><p><strong>How to comment:</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Residents and interested parties are encouraged to submit comments by 26 October 2022</li><li>Submit comment online at <a href="" target="_blank"></a></li><li>Send an email to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </li><li>Hand in your written comments at the local Subcouncil 10 office, Khayelitsha Training Centre on the corner of Lwandle Road and Phendula Crescent</li><li>Visit the information day on 11 October 2022</li></ul><p>The City will take all of the comments into account when finalising the detail design for the proposed facility. If all goes as planned, the construction will commence in 2024. </p><p><strong>Caption:</strong> An artist impression of the proposed new public transport interchange in Vuyani, on the corner of Spine Road and Jeff Masemola Road in Khayelitsha. The public is encouraged to submit their comments, noting the closing date of 26 October 2022. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-05T22:00:00Z1
Atlantic Seaboard tidal pools currently undergoing urgent maintenance repairs​The City’s Coastal Management Branch, in conjunction with the Recreation and Parks Department, is busy with urgent maintenance repairs to the tidal pools located along the Atlantic Seaboard.<p>Work at the Camps Bay tidal pool commenced on 28 September 2022 and is almost complete. Favourable weather has allowed the contractor to complete the necessary repairs a week earlier than anticipated.</p><p>The schedule for the coming weeks includes the following:</p><ul><li>Saunders Pool: 10 to 28 October 2022 – The pool will be closed for a maximum of eight working days during this time to allow the contractor to seal the walls and improve the access walkway. Recreational cold swimmers are requested to use alternative pools or Saunders beach in the interim. </li><li>Maiden's Cove: The pools will be closed for a day or two each to seal the walls and repair cracks. Another two-day closure will be required to replace each of the valves. The work is scheduled to run from 31 October to 11 November 2022. </li><li>Milton's Pool: Milton's pool require significant repairs (paid for by the Recreation and Parks Department) which includes repair of large cracks in the wall, repairs to the access staircase and removal of valves. This pool will be closed for approximately two weeks. The work is currently scheduled for 14<sup> </sup>to 30 November 2022 to ensure that the pool is ready for the summer season. </li></ul><p>An attempt will be made to finish the works earlier than scheduled if possible. </p><p>These maintenance projects largely entail aesthetic improvements to these tidal pools, as well as some concrete crack repairs and stone pitching wall repairs. The intention is to improve the experience for all of those using the tidal pools, and importantly, to prolong the design life of these assets<strong><em>. </em></strong></p><p>The works form part of the Coastal Management Branch's planned annual maintenance where specific tidal pools were identified for operational repairs based on the popularity of the pools and the lack of safe swimming locations in the area. </p><p>At the Camps Bay tidal pool, we have improved the wall surfaces; at Saunders a safer access walkway will be provided; better water retention will be implemented at Milton; and repairs to the valves and cracks will be effected at Maiden Cove's two tidal pools.</p><p>Graaff's Pool is not part of the current works, but will be evaluated as part of a capital refurbishment programme. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-05T22:00:00Z1
City advises of water supply disruption affecting the Bellville South area ​The City’s Water and Sanitation Department will be doing an urgent meter installation on the 400mm diameter main water supply to De La Haye<p>Careful consideration has been given to the planning of this work to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected area. This included a dummy shutoff done on the evening of 28 September 2022 to determine the extent of the impact for this shutoff.</p><p>This work forms part of the City of Cape Town's Water Demand Management Strategy. Installation of bulk meters helps identify unusual consumption patterns and enhances targeted leak detection and maintenance programmes.  </p><p>Residents are kindly advised to store water upfront in clean, sealed containers for domestic use during this period and to ensure that their taps are closed to avoid water loss and/or damage when the supply is restored. </p><p>The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-05T22:00:00Z1







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