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Call on public to comment on proposed revised road schemes to revitalise Bellville CBD<p>​‘Road schemes is one of the most important forward planning mechanisms cities use to make the implementation of new road infrastructure possible when the demand for the additional capacity arises, usually due to population growth and development. Simply put, a road scheme reserves land that will be needed for new roads in future. By reserving this land, the city’s planners ensure that when needed, the land can be used to either add lanes, link roads, provide dedicated lanes for public transport services such as the MyCiTi bus service, introduce non-motorised transport facilities, or extend existing roads. The purpose of the proposed revised road schemes for Bellville is to enable the City to build, upgrade and realign these roads when needed as we foresee immense growth for the Bellville CBD in future,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.<br></p><div>The City recently undertook a review of the existing transportation planning for the Bellville CBD. This review was initiated by the Bellville Future City Master Plan, and the recently approved Local Spatial Development Framework for the Bellville CBD; and also to address the existing road schemes that are older than 30 years.</div><div><br></div><div>The proposed northward extension of Robert Sobukwe Road and eastward extension of Tienie Meyer Road are vital to improve mobility and access; and the future regeneration potential of the Bellville CBD. These arterials are also essential to the surrounding areas; required for longer distance urban mobility; supportive of road-based freight and public transport services; and thus, the economic growth of Bellville and surrounds. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>The proposed revised road schemes are as follows:</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension, upgrade, addition of dedicated public transport lanes and realignment of Robert Sobukwe Road from the interchange with Voortrekker Road to the N1 interchange</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension, upgrade and realignment of Carl Cronje Drive </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension of Tienie Meyer Road eastwards towards Strand Road </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension of Willie Hofmeyer Avenue southward, to link Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue with Robert Sobukwe Road. This will add an additional north-south mobility route that crosses the railway line</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>extension of Reed Street</div><div><br></div><div>It is important to add that road reserves can accommodate several modes of transport – be it additional lanes for private vehicles or for public transport services such as the MyCiTi bus service, or walking and cycle lanes.</div><div><br></div><div>Impact of the proposed road schemes:</div><div>The proposed road schemes will impact existing access roads and the functioning of current intersections. More details are available on the City’s Have-Your-Say page. </div><div><br></div><div>The City will be hosting public information days at the Bellville public library in Carl van Aswegen Street in Bellville:</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Thursday, 6 June 2024, from 16:00 to 20:00 to get more information about the proposals for Tienie Meyer Bypass, Willie Hofmeyer Avenue and Reed Street</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Saturday, 8 June 2024, from 09:00 to 13:00 to get more information about the proposals for Robert Sobukwe Road and Carl Cronje Drive</div><div><br></div><div><strong>How to comment: </strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Email: Bellville.RoadSchemes@capetown.gov.za (Quote reference: 110232416)</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Online: visit www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Written submissions: Sub council 6 Office, Bellville Civic Centre, Voortrekker Road, Bellville</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>In person – visit the local library: Bellville Public Library, Carl Van Aswegen St, Bellville, Cape Town, 7530</div><div><br></div><div>‘I encourage residents to study the proposed revised road schemes, and submit comments and proposals. This is a very important opportunity to make your voice heard. It is also a good idea to attend the information days to find out how these proposals may impact your neighbourhood in future. It is also important to make it clear that these proposals are for medium- to long-term transport planning purposes,’ said Councillor Quintas.</div><div><br></div><div>A high resolution map is available <a href="https://bit.ly/4beOHwd">here. </a><br></div><div><br></div>2024-05-13T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b34d7875-1906-4b8f-857c-83ba595b2cc9;L0|#0b34d7875-1906-4b8f-857c-83ba595b2cc9|Bellville;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10

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