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New walkways for Grassy Park<p>​</p><span><p>If all goes as planned, the NMT project will be complete by 15 December 2022, just before the festive season break.</p><p> </p><p><strong>The walkways and cycle lanes have been implemented along various roads:</strong></p><ul><li>Zeekoe Road reserve between 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Fisherman's Walk</li><li>2<sup>nd</sup> Avenue reserve between Lake Road and Old Strandfontein Road</li><li>3<sup>rd</sup> Avenue reserve between Lake Road and Old Strandfontein Road</li><li>4<sup>th</sup> Avenue reserve between Lake Road and Old Strandfontein Road</li><li>Klip Road reserve between St. Louis Way and Buck Road and/or Stanley Road</li><li>5<sup>th</sup> Avenue reserve between Atkins Road and Kudu Avenue</li><li>Victoria Road reserve between Klip Road and 8<sup>th</sup> Avenue</li><li>Victoria Road reserve between 8<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Rooikrans Avenue</li><li>5<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Victoria Road</li><li>5<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Perth Road<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:813px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>Work is currently ongoing at 4<sup>th</sup> Avenue, and a number of intersections along 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue among which at Buck Road, Zeekoe Road, Lake Road and First Road, Victoria Road and Zeekoe Road.</p><p> </p><p>'The construction phase of projects is often disruptive to the surrounding community, so I want to thank the local residents for their patience. Grassy Park has a large population of people who walk as their dominant mode of transport. This new infrastructure will have significant impact on improving road safety for both pedestrians and cyclists. This project has been ongoing since September 2021. We are pleased with the quality of work, proving that the Directorate's quality control practices are effective.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:882px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'Cape Town is a walking city, which is especially prevalent in lower income communities. Safe and universally accessible infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists is one of Mayor's priorities, so we are pleased that the City continues to make progress in expanding the non-motorised transport network. The Portfolio Committee has taken a keen interest in the next phase of the non-motorised transport programme, and we are looking forward to seeing the programme go from strength to strength,' said the Chairperson of the City's Portfolio Committee on Urban Mobility, Councillor Mikhail Manuel.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:872px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><strong>Captions:</strong> Members of the City's Portfolio Committee on Urban Mobility visited Grassy Park earlier today where new walkways are constructed. The project started in September 2021 and should be complete before the end of the year, if all goes as planned. Work is currently taking place along 4<sup>th</sup> Avenue. About 9% of Capetonians walk to their destinations, as such, the City is committed to improving walkways incrementally, across the metro. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-25T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b3ccd6b4-71ad-4eb0-893f-128e60af1a2d;L0|#0b3ccd6b4-71ad-4eb0-893f-128e60af1a2d|Grassy Park;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f1734e52-da42-4cfc-a3a5-3514093d3513;L0|#0f1734e52-da42-4cfc-a3a5-3514093d3513|roads10


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