Talking Streets, Bellville


location Bellville Public Library | 10 AM-12 PM Saturday 03 September 2016 (SAST)

Can Voortrekker Road change the spatial form of Cape Town?

Bellville is home to the second busiest transport interchange in Cape Town and Voortrekker Road is one of the main arteries of the city. Many have <a href="http://futurecapetown.com/2016/06/voortrekker-road-corridor-holds-the-key-for-cape-towns-future-growth-future-cape-town/" target="blank">written about</a> the potential of the area and the City of Cape Town is making significant investments in the area. According to Walter Fieuw from Making of Cities,

“Voortrekker Road has all the right ingredients: a well-functioning public transport network, higher order social facilities, and lots of open space to build new housing projects. Car ownership is not required, and can encourage people who live here to change their mode of transport, leading to less congestion and [a reduced] carbon footprint.”

The question is, when will this transformation take place and how will that connect with the rest of Cape Town? What are the short term wins? What can we expect to see in the next 5 years? What are the practical challenges as explained by local residents?

Join us as we walk & talk along Voortrekker Road and explore how this corridor can be the beginning of the future for sustainable transport in the city.

Speakers

  • Rory Williams

    curious about cities and citizens ~ transportation planner ~ freelance writer ~ former columnist ~ cofounder of #OpenStreets #CapeTown ~ @rockinRory

  • eluti

    Gerhard Hitge - Professional transportation strategist, planner and implementer in the pursuit of resilient and sustainable urban and rural environments.

Sponsors

  • WWF South Africa

    WWF is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to stop the degradation of the planet and aims to build a future where humans live in harmony with nature.

Hosts

  • OpenStreetsCapeTown

    OSCT is a citizen-driven initiative, working for streets which embed and generate respect for people, regardless of who we are or how we move. #OpenStreets

  • The GTP

    The Greater Tygerberg Partnership: inclusive and innovative stategies for the promotion of the Tygerberg Area.

Location

Bellville Public Library

Carl Van Aswegen St, Bellville, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa

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