'CT's transport crisis a great opportunity to make cycling an every day thing'

How can Cape Town be transformed into a more cycle-friendly city?

Cycle enthusiasts recently gathered at the Street Minds dialogue on cycling to discuss the matter.

Read: Can bicycles solve Cape Town's public transport crisis?

The Open Streets initiative aims to get more people, of all backgrounds, cycling more often.

The co-founder of Open Streets, Marcela Guerrero Casas, says the transport crisis in Cape Town presents the perfect opportunity for residents to hit the saddle.

She explains that, while city officials can build the cycling infrastructure, it is up to civil society to boost cycling education and interest.

Cape Town has growing network of bicycle friendly hangouts, activities and Open Streets is part of the organisations working to promote cycling,

Also read: Area where cyclist was stabbed to death is crime 'hotspot'

Casas says Open Streets run an initiative called the "Bicycle Bus" on May 25 to boost a culture of bicycle commuting.

It's a long process and a multi-pronged approach.

Marcela Guerrero Casas, Open Streets Managing Director & Co-Founder

In Cape Town, and South Africa more generally, we are confronted with crisis in terms of transport.

Marcela Guerrero Casas, Open Streets Managing Director & Co-Founder

This is a time to experiment, and to try different ways of moving around in the city.

Marcela Guerrero Casas, Open Streets Managing Director & Co-Founder

Take a listen her opinion:


This article first appeared on KFM : 'CT's transport crisis a great opportunity to make cycling an every day thing'


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