CITY OF CAPE TOWN ROLLS OUT MORE MASS TRANSIT PROJECT PLANS
FILE: Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN
CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town says it plans to roll out more projects in collaboration with the private sector aimed at moving residents closer to transport corridors.
Earlier on Monday, Mayor Patricia de Lille unveiled six proposals for the first of such initiatives, the Foreshore Freeway project.
De Lille says the Transit-Orientated Development Projects will assist in alleviating the metro’s congestion, provide inclusive housing and reverse apartheid spatial planning.
Mayoral committee member Brett Herron says the public has until 21 March to comment.
“It sets the scene for what we can achieve when we think out of the box. It demonstrated what could be possible elsewhere in the city when we attempt to implement Transit-Orientated Development projects in creating efficient, inclusive and sustainable community.”
De Lille says Paardevlei, Athlone, Phillipi as well as Bellville will be among the areas to receive similar projects.
“The city has a big piece of land right next to Bellville station there. Why don’t we bring people closer to walk to a station or to cycle to a station? So we’re also going to build density then close by Bellville station next to the transport interchange.”