Alternative routes during Africa Bike Week

2016-04-21 06:00

ROAD users will have to use alternative routes in the Margate CBD on 23 and 24 April during Africa Bike Week, which is from 23 April to 1 May.

On some roads only event permit holders will be allowed access and those who did not apply by 15 April will not be allowed access.

South Coast Tourism warns that those found in the vicinity without permits will be fined.

Vehicles found in the area left unattended will be towed away at owners risk and cost. Residents in the precinct were also told to get permits in order for them to get access to their home.

Tammy Frayne of Africa Bike Week said from 26 April, Panorama Parade will be closed to all vehicles except event permit holders while they set up for the event.

For the duration of the event Panorama Parade will remain closed

“No cars will be able to access this road from 28 April to 1 May.”

On Thursday 28 April, from 8am until 5pm on Sunday 1 May, Panorama Parade will be accessible to motorcycles only.

Event permit holders access will be available between 11pm and 8am.”

Traffic flow changes have been made - Panorama Parade will adopt a one way (north to south) from Monday 25 April to Monday 2 May.

Remington will not be affected by the road closures, however, vehicles can turn left, but will have to exit via the post office lane.

Vehicles will be diverted via Finnis Road.

She said businesses within the area will be affected and will have to make alternate arrangements for deliveries during the four days of the event.

“As this is the eighth year that ABW is taking place in Margate and as ABW organisers we are of the view that most businesses are aware of this,” said Frayne

She said other businesses situated outside the event venue will not be affected­, including holiday letting places­.

“On the day of the mass ride, which starts at Shelly Centre, road users are warned that road closures will be implemented from 10.30am until the end of the ride.”

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