City of Cape Town acts on combating traffic congestion on its major roads

The City of Cape Town is proposing an amount of R750 million to be invested in road infrastructure in the city to alleviate traffic congestion.

Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille convened special summit to address traffic congestion on the City’s major roads.

A 2013 TomTom global traffic index revealed that Cape Town is the most congested city in South Africa, and ranked 55th globally.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member – Transport for Cape Town about the City’s plans.

We are taking the traffic congestion management programme to council in December

Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member – Transport for Cape Town

He says the traffic congestion management plan has itemized categories of programmes and Category A is to be prioritised.


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