Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 12 - 15 July 2004 "Getting recognition for the importance of transport", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. Although planning and implementation for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Cape Town
have been undertaken in the past, these initiatives have not been carried out under the
guidance of an overall framework or policy for the broader metropolitan area. Whilst,
pedestrian and cycle issues are briefly described in the City of Cape Town’s Integrated
Transport Plan [Cape Metropolitan Council (CMC), 1998], a contextual analysis of
non-motorised transport (NMT) issues in the City, the City’s policy responses and strategies,
have not been comprehensively addressed.
This paper sets out to describe the issues relating to NMT in the City with specific reference to
walking and cycling modes. It further outlines a proposed policy response and strategies to
address NMT and describes certain key projects proposed to launch and promote the NMT
strategy. This proposed policy is also guided by national (Road to Safety 2001-2005 strategy
which includes Shova Kalula) and provincial (Provincial Delivery Plan 21 for public
Even though the policy is developed for Cape Town it can clearly be adapted to other cities in
South Africa and it is recommended that all cities include and address NMT in their
Integrated Transport Plans.
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