Is Cape Town ready to ban cars from the CBD to make way for public transport?

According to recent research, Cape Town is the 55th most congested city in the world, making it the most congested city in South Africa.

The City of Joburg is conducting a feasibility study on a number of streets in the city centre in an endeavor to ultimately eliminate private vehicles from driving in the CBD.

Pierre Heistein, Economic Advisor and Columnist says the idea is to have motorists drive to parking spaces just outside the CBD and have people take trains and buses into the CBD.

If we could support the system that allows people to leave their cars outside and walk we could have beautiful streets that we could move quickly around the city.

Pierre Heistein, Economic Advisor and Columnist

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