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CITY OF CAPE TOWN 7 DECEMBER 2017 MEDIA RELEASE

 City urges residents and visitors to use public transport during festive season

The City of Cape Town urges residents and visitors to use public transport as far as possible during the festive season. Road users should note that the City will intervene to alleviate traffic congestion along routes to popular destinations as from mid-December 2017 until the first week in January 2018. Read more below:

 

The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority, in conjunction with the City’s Traffic Service, will over the next five weeks intervene to prevent and alleviate gridlock conditions along the Atlantic Seaboard and the False Bay coastline between Strandfontein and Muizenberg.

 

‘We have been implementing this strategy for the past four years and intend to do so once again. The interventions will happen on an ad hoc basis – thus, as and when needed. More importantly, the interventions may affect those travelling in private vehicles in particular. I therefore urge residents and visitors to make use of public transport as far as possible,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.

 

The MyCiTi service has a number of routes to and from popular spots across Cape Town – in particular to and from Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. 

 

‘Traffic congestion has become a regular occurrence along the Atlantic Seaboard during the holiday period. The best solution remains to avoid travelling to this area in private vehicles, and to rather opt for public transport, walking, and cycling as far as possible. The MyCiTi service offers a hassle-free option for those who do not want to be stuck in gridlock traffic while searching for limited on-street parking,’ said Councillor Herron.

 

Visitors can park their private vehicles in the city central business district or foreshore area and use the MyCiTi bus service or any other public transport service to reach the beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard, in particular on 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018, which are popular beach days in perfect weather conditions.

 

Atlantic Seaboard

Those who have visited the Atlantic Seaboard during the festive season in prior years will know that parking is limited and that it can easily take two to three hours to travel between Sea Point and Camps Bay by car.

 

Interventions will take place on an ad hoc basis at the main entry points to the Atlantic Seaboard as and when gridlock conditions necessitate it.

 

In Sea Point and Bantry Bay, interventions may take place at the following intersections:

  • Queens and Beach Roads
  • Queens and Victoria Roads
  • Queens and Regent Roads

 

In Camps Bay, interventions may take place at the following intersections:

  • Houghton Road and Camps Bay Drive
  • Victoria and Houghton Roads

 

‘MyCiTi buses, coaches, minibus-taxis and tour operators will have preferential access to the Atlantic Seaboard during the interventions. Those travelling in private vehicles may be stopped at these intersections and redirected back to where they were coming from until the traffic congestion has been alleviated to an acceptable level. Thus, private vehicles could be directed away from their desired destination for as long as it takes for the gridlock situation to subside,’ said Councillor Herron.

 

Far south

The roadworks along Main Road, one of the Southern Peninsula’s most scenic access routes, were completed last month. Residents and visitors to the suburbs of Muizenberg, St James, and Kalk Bay can now fully enjoy the benefits of Main Road, but should expect heavy traffic during the festive season.

 

Road users should also expect delays along Kommetjie Road (M65), and Ou Kaapse Weg (M6) between Noordhoek Road and Kommetjie Road, due to the major upgrades taking place along these sections. 

 

The roadworks will be suspended as from 16 December 2017 until 7 January 2018, but the traffic flow will be affected along Kommetjie Road in particular as the road is very narrow along certain sections, with restricted walkways for pedestrians.

 

Table Mountain

Visitors to Table Mountain are also strongly advised to make use of the MyCiTi service as Kloof Nek Road becomes congested during the festive season. There is also limited parking available in the vicinity of the cableway station.

 

‘The MyCiTi shuttle service to the Upper Table Mountain stop is free of charge, meaning visitors need only pay on Route 107 (Camps Bay) from the central business district to the top of Kloof Nek Road, where they can disembark at the Kloof Nek Stop situated at the Kloof Nek Road/Tafelberg Road intersection. From there, commuters should transfer to the Route 110 bus – the free Table Mountain shuttle service – to the Upper Tafelberg stop and disembark at the cableway station,’ said Councillor Herron.

 

The same applies to passengers who are departing from the cableway station: they embark at the Upper Tafelberg stop and will transfer to MyCiTi Route 107 at the Kloof Nek Stop at the Kloof Nek Road/Tafelberg Road intersection.

 

The free shuttle on Route 110 runs every 10 to 15 minutes.

 

Commuters are reminded that they need a myconnect card to travel on the MyCiTi bus service. A myconnect card can be purchased for R35 from selected station kiosks and participating retailers across the city.

 

The City will also extend the operating hours of the MyCiTi bus service on routes to the V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk, and the beaches on selected days during the festive season.

 

Visitors and residents are advised to visit the MyCiTi website at www.myciti.org.za for more information about the timetable changes, or to phone the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63.


Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

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Good News for Cape Town residents and Tourists who want to go up Table Mountain:
FREE Shuttle bus service from Kloof Nek to the Lower Cableway station, and back.
 (This means you can park more easily at Kloof Nek and avoid the congestion along Tafelberg road)
 
 
The MyCiTi free shuttle bus service leaves Kloof Nek for the Lower Cable Station
CITY OF CAPE TOWN 9 DECEMBER 2015 MEDIA RELEASE
‘The MyCiTi shuttle service to the Upper Table Mountain stop is free of charge, meaning visitors only need to pay on Route 107 (Camps Bay) from the central business district to the top of Kloof Nek Road, where they can disembark at the Kloof Nek Stop situated at the Kloof Nek Road/Tafelberg Road intersection. From there, visitors should transfer to the Route 110 bus – the free Table Mountain shuttle service – to the Upper Tafelberg stop and disembark at the cableway station,’ said Councillor Herron.
The same applies to passengers who are departing from the cableway station: they embark at the Upper Tafelberg stop and will transfer to MyCiTi Route 107 at the Kloof Nek Stop at the Kloof Nek Road/Tafelberg Road intersection. 
Passengers can expect a bus on the Table Mountain service every 10 minutes or so, with the summer service commencing at 07:00 and the last bus departing from the Lower Cable Station at 19:00. 
Those who do not have myconnect cards can purchase single trip cards at a cost of R30 each at the kiosks at the MyCiTi stations in order to get to Kloof Nek. Similarly there are single trip card dispensers at Kloof Nek Info centre, and at the Lower Cableway station. 
Passengers should please note that they will need to buy two single trip cards per person (one to travel to Kloof Nek and another to travel back to the area where they have parked). Children under four travel for free on ALL the MyCiTi buses. 
Passengers are requested to familiarise themselves with the operational hours of the kiosks as these differ from the general operational hours of the MyCiTi stations.
‘The single trip cards will make it more convenient and easy for those who are unaccustomed to the MyCiTi service and we urge residents to give the MyCiTi service a try,’ said Councillor Herron.
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