Foreshore Freeway Project

Foreshore freeway project won't alleviate CT's congestion woes - specialist

Transport specialist Dr Lisa Kane says the controversial Foreshore freeway project will not be the panacea for Cape Town's traffic woes.

Dr Kane says inner city roads will not relieve all traffic congestion, and may only transfer it to another point.

Read: Winning Foreshore freeway bid slammed for 'token amount of affordable housing'

She explains that the city's freeway infrastructure needs to catch up to overpopulation.

Also read: 'Foreshore development plan will exacerbate spacial and social divide'

When we build inner city roads, we simply move one bottleneck from one place to another.

Dr Lisa Kane, Honorary research associate at UCT's Centre for Transport Studies

You're kind of playing a game of shifting bottlenecks around when this kind of road investment is done.

Dr Lisa Kane, Honorary research associate at UCT's Centre for Transport Studies

Dr Kane says there is limited information to make deductions about the winning bid for the Foreshore project.

I think it's too premature to say because we have so little information.

Dr Lisa Kane, Honorary research associate at UCT's Centre for Transport Studies

I have queries and problem with the proposal, but there's very little information to go on right now.

Dr Lisa Kane, Honorary research associate at UCT's Centre for Transport Studies

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