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City advises of MyCiTi route deviations and road closures for Cape Town Cycle Tour<p>‘The City of Cape Town is proud to be hosting the world’s largest timed cycle race for the 39th year. On Sunday cyclists will face a challenging route of approximately 109 km around the Cape Peninsula and they will be supported by our residents along the way. As is the case with cities around the world, Cape Town is also becoming more populated and congested due to urbanisation. With the Cycle Tour taking place on our doorstep, I would like to make use of the opportunity to emphasise that cycling should be embraced not only for recreational purposes, but also as a legitimate form of transport,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.</p><p>For the past decade, the City has implemented a wide range of initiatives related to infrastructure, signage, and improved visibility and planning to improve the safety of cyclists. </p><p>‘Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, has implemented cycle lanes across the city and the city’s existing cycle network now covers approximately 450 km. This network is expanded each year as it forms part of the City’s non-motorised transport network (NMT) strategy to promote walking and cycling across Cape Town and to reduce residents’ reliance on motorised transport in commuting to and from work,’ said Councillor Herron. </p><p>In an effort to support the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the City has put in place special arrangements for the day of the event, including a free shuttle service. Spectators are encouraged to please make use of this service due to limited parking in Green Point. </p><p>The City would also like to inform residents and visitors of the following arrangements on the day:</p> <strong>MyCiTi service: Sunday 6 March 2016</strong><br><br> <ul><li>A shuttle service will run every 10 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00 between the Thibault Square station in the Cape Town central business district (CBD) and the Stadium station in Green Point. Spectators are encouraged to please use this service due to limited parking in Green Point. The shuttle will also stop at the Civic Centre station from 14:00 onwards </li><li>The Civic Centre station will be closed from 04:20 until 14:00. This is due to Hertzog Boulevard being closed to normal traffic to allow for participants of the Cycle Tour to access the start </li><li>All MyCiTi services operating from the Civic Centre station will be relocated to the Thibault Square and Adderley Street stations during this period. As from 14:00 the usual service will operate again from the Civic Centre station </li><li>Route 108 (Hangberg, Sea Point, Adderley station) will be suspended from 07:00 until 19:30 </li><li>Route 109 (Hout Bay, Imizamo Yethu, Sea Point, Adderley station) will be suspended from 07:00 until 19:30</li></ul><p>The MyCiTi service changes for Sunday can be found <a href="https://myciti.org.za/en/timetables/service-disruptions/cape-town-cycle-tour-route-deviations/">here</a>. </p><p>Furthermore, all enquiries regarding transport options for this event may be directed to the Transport Information Centre on <em><a>0800 656 463</a></em> or by email <a href="mailto:transport.info@capetown.gov.za">transport.info@capetown.gov.za</a>. </p> <strong>Road closures: Saturday 5 March 2016</strong><br><br><strong>Foreshore, Cape Town CBD</strong> <p>Hertzog Boulevard, outbound carriageway between Heerengracht and Christiaan Barnard (Oswald Pirow) <br>Saturday 15:00 – Sunday 11:30 </p> <strong>Green Point</strong> <p>Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road to traffic circle (city-bound carriageway) <br>Saturday 12:00 – Sunday 21:00 </p> <strong>Noordhoek, Hout Bay</strong> <p>Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Noordhoek Road (M6) to Princess Street <br>Saturday 18:00 – Sunday 17:00 </p> <strong>Road closures: Sunday 6 March 2016</strong><br><br><strong>Foreshore</strong> <p>Hertzog Boulevard, both carriageways between Heerengracht and Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2)<br>00:00 – 11:30 </p><p>Heerengracht, both carriageways between Hans Strijdom Avenue (fountain circle) and Coen Steytler Avenue <br>00:00 – 11:30 </p><p>DF Malan Drive from the entrance to Media24 and Hertzog Boulevard</p> <strong>Woodstock, University Estate</strong> <p>De Waal Drive (M3), outbound between Roodebloem Road and Hospital Bend. Traffic will be diverted to Main Road <br>05:30 – 11:30 </p> <strong>CBD, Woodstock</strong> <p>Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) eastbound <br>05:30 – 11:30 </p> <strong>Hospital Bend (N2, M3) interchange</strong> <p>Settlers Way (N2) to M3 (Muizenberg) ramp (southbound)<br>05:30 – 11:30</p><p>M3 on-ramp from Groote Schuur Hospital (southbound)</p> <strong>Mowbray, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt</strong> <p>M3 (Rhodes Drive, Union Avenue, Paradise Road, Edinburgh Drive) southbound, including all on-ramps between Nelson Mandela Boulevard up to Trovato Link <br>06:00 – 11:45 </p> <strong>Wynberg, Constantia, Tokai </strong> <p>M3 Freeway (Blue Route), southbound, including all on-ramps between Trovato Link and Steenberg Road <br>06:00 – 12:15 </p> <strong>Tokai</strong> <p>Steenberg Road (M42), M3 off-ramp to Main Rd <br> 06:15 – 12:15 </p> <strong>Tokai, Lakeside, Muizenberg, False Bay Coast to Cape Point, Scarborough </strong> <p>Main Road (M4) – between Steenberg Road and Clairvaux Road <br> 06:15 – 12:50 </p><p>Main Road (M4) – Clairvaux Road to Fish Hoek traffic circle <br> 06:30 – 13:00 </p><p>Main Road (M4) – Fish Hoek traffic circle to Glen Road, Glencairn <br>06:30 – 13:15 </p><p>Main Road (M4) – Glen Road to Simon’s Town <br> 06:45 – 14:30 </p><p>Main Road (M4) – Simon’s Town to the entrance of Cape Point Nature Reserve <br> 07:00 – 14:30 </p><p>Main Road (M4) – entrance of Cape Point Nature Reserve (M4) to Perdekloof (M65)<br> 07:00 – 15:00 </p><p>Main Road (M4) – Perdekloof to Soetwater</p> <strong>Cape Point, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Ocean View </strong> <p>Slangkop Road (M82), Soetwater to Kommetjie Road (M65) <br>06:45 – 15:00</p> <strong>Kommetjie, Ocean View, Masiphumelele </strong> <p>Kommetjie Road (M65), Slangkop Road to Glencairn Expressway (M6) <br> 06:45 – 15:30 </p> <strong>Noordhoek, Sun Valley </strong> <p>Ou Kaapse Weg Extension (M64), Kommetjie Road (M65) to Noordhoek Road (M6) <br> 06:45 – 15:30 </p><p>Noordhoek Road (M6), Ou Kaapse Weg Extension (M64) to base of Chapman’s Peak Drive <br>06:45 – 16:00 </p><p>Chapman’s Peak Drive <br>00:00 – 16:30 </p> <strong>Hout Bay, Llandudno </strong> <p>Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Princess Street (M90) to Victoria Avenue (M6) Hout Bay <br>07:00 – 17:30</p> <strong>Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Bakoven </strong> <p>Victoria Road (M6) northbound and southbound, Princess Road (M90) Hout Bay to Camps Bay<br> 07:00 – 17:30 </p> <strong>Camps Bay, Bantry Bay and Clifton </strong> <p>Victoria Road (M6) northbound and southbound – between Houghton Road and Camps Bay Drive <br>07:30 – 17:30 </p><p>Victoria Road (M6) northbound and southbound – between Camps Bay Drive and Mead Way <br>05:00 – 17:45 </p><p>Victoria Road (M6) north and southbound, Mead Way to Lower Kloof Road <br>07:30 – 18:00 </p><p>Victoria Road (M6), northbound and southbound, Lower Kloof Road to Queens Road, Sea Point <br>04:00 – 17:45 </p> <strong>Bantry Bay, Sea Point </strong> <p>Queens Road (M6), Victoria Road to Beach Road <br>06:00 – 17:45 </p> <strong>Sea Point, Green Point and Mouille Point </strong> <p>Beach Road (M6) city-bound carriageway – Queens Road Circle to St John’s Road <br>06:00 – 18:30 </p><p>Beach Road (M6) city-bound carriageway – St James to Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) <br>07:30 – 19:30 </p><p>Beach Road to Fritz Sonnenberg Road <br>07:30 – 19:30 </p> <strong> Green Point area </strong> <p>Fritz Sonnenberg Road between Beach Road and Granger Bay Boulevard, Green Point Circle, controlled access point <br> 07:30 – 18:30 </p><p>Bill Peters Drive, at Bay Road <br> 04:00 – 19:30</p><p>Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) – eastbound from Beach Road to Green Point traffic circle <br>00:00 – 21:00 on Sunday </p><p>Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) – westbound from Green Point traffic circle to Beach Road<br>04:00 – 19:30 </p><p>The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the Cycle Tour, appeal to all residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point (including Victoria Road and Beach Road) not to park along the Main Road on the day of the event. Residents should please use alternative side roads or designated parking areas. </p><p>‘I wish all participants a safe and pleasant race. I also want to thank our road users and commuters in advance for their support and patience on the day of the Cycle Tour,’ said Councillor Herron.</p> <strong>End</strong> 2016-03-02T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#ce03aded-5ee9-4610-9ef4-c0b676e202ea;L0|#0ce03aded-5ee9-4610-9ef4-c0b676e202ea|MyCiTi;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#d9e618bd-6430-4eb7-88a6-a43a2fcaf953;L0|#0d9e618bd-6430-4eb7-88a6-a43a2fcaf953|Brett Herron;GP0|#7c46db1c-278b-45cc-8514-c0e1d025ac8f;L0|#07c46db1c-278b-45cc-8514-c0e1d025ac8f|Transport and Public Work1

 

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