This week Cape Town is going bike crazy!! On Monday night bicycle enthusiasts and organisations will gather to create the first ever united South African campaign to turn Cape Town into the most bicycle friendly city in Africa – and dare we say the world! Find out more about the Offical event below…
WHEN: Monday 28TH MAY- 18:00
WHERE: Josephine Mill, 13 Boundary Rd, Newlands
WHAT’S IT ABOUT: If you cycle and want to see more bicycles on the streets of Cape Town… or if you don’t cycle, but want to and wish it were safer and easier, this is something you must not miss!
Citizens around the world are taking over the streets on their bicycles, and securing a safe and comfortable environment in which to commute and enjoy their cities. How do we make it happen here, and what are we doing already?
The case of “ciclovia” in Bogota, Colombia where the main artery of the city is closed to non-motorised vehicles for half a day every Sunday will be showcased1 along with the existing cycling routes in Cape Town. This will be followed by an informal discussion on what needs to be done to take cycling forward and truly make Cape Town a ‘world-class cycling city’.
Cape Town already has great examples including Moonglight Mass, Cape Town Bike Polo, Camissa Bicycles, CapeTown Bicycle Map, Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN), Global Wheeling Foundation, Velokhaya –the Life Cycling Academy, Urbancyclist, World Naked Bike Ride and many more.
Bring your story, your toys and your ideas to share with the rest of the cycling and wanabee cycling community! This is our opportunity as citizens to help shape a future Cape Town resplendent with bike routes, bike parking, bike events, bike cafes, a strong bike movement and a healthier safer environment where all communities can take to the streets and connect.
The evening will start with a short presentation and will be followed by an open forum for everyone to present existing projects and/or ideas. We’ll end with a chance to capture current and future projects and talk to each other, over a drink, about cycling in Cape Town
Looking forward to talking bicycles with you!
Green Drinks Team