New walkways for Grassy Park

27 Oct 2022 in Where We Govern

The City’s Urban Mobility Directorate is in the final stretch of its non-motorised transport (NMT) project in Grassy Park where universally accessible walkways and bicycle lanes have been implemented along a number of roads over the past 15 months or so. The City’s Portfolio Committee Members for Urban Mobility visited the site earlier today to inspect the work done to date as part of the Directorate’s Transport Month campaign.

If all goes as planned, the NMT project will be complete by 15 December 2022, just before the festive season break.

The walkways and cycle lanes have been implemented along various roads:

  • Zeekoe Road reserve between 5th Avenue and Fisherman’s Walk
  • 2nd Avenue reserve between Lake Road and Old Strandfontein Road
  • 3rd Avenue reserve between Lake Road and Old Strandfontein Road
  • 4th Avenue reserve between Lake Road and Old Strandfontein Road
  • Klip Road reserve between St. Louis Way and Buck Road and/or Stanley Road
  • 5th Avenue reserve between Atkins Road and Kudu Avenue
  • Victoria Road reserve between Klip Road and 8th Avenue
  • Victoria Road reserve between 8th Avenue and Rooikrans Avenue
  • 5th Avenue and Victoria Road
  • 5th Avenue and Perth Road

Work is currently ongoing at 4th Avenue, and a number of intersections along 5th Avenue among which are at Buck Road, Zeekoe Road, Lake Road and First Road, Victoria Road and Zeekoe Road.

‘The construction phase of projects is often disruptive to the surrounding community, so I want to thank the local residents for their patience. Grassy Park has a large population of people who walk as their dominant mode of transport. This new infrastructure will have significant impact on improving road safety for both pedestrians and cyclists. This project has been ongoing since September 2021. We are pleased with the quality of work, proving that the Directorate’s quality control practices are effective.

‘Cape Town is a walking city, which is especially prevalent in lower income communities. Safe and universally accessible infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists is one of the Mayor’s priorities, so we are pleased that the City continues to make progress in expanding the non-motorised transport network. The Portfolio Committee has taken a keen interest in the next phase of the non-motorised transport programme, and we are looking forward to seeing the programme go from strength to strength,’ said the Chairperson of the City’s Portfolio Committee on Urban Mobility, Councillor Mikhail Manuel.