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2018-07-05 06:01

Open Streets Cape Town has announced the dates for the next season of Open Streets Days. The series returns to various locations across Cape Town on the last day of every month from October to April, taking a break in December.

In October, Open Streets will return to Woodstock on Sunday 28 October and Bellville on Sunday 25 November. The series starts again next year, with Open Streets in the City Centre on Sunday 27 January, Langa on Sunday 24 February and Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday 31 March.

Hosted by Open Streets Cape Town, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Open Streets Days form part of a citizen-led movement to encourage people to claim streets as public space, helping to bridge Cape Town’s social and spatial divides.

Rebecca Campbell, Open Streets operations manager, explains the rationale behind returning to past locations: “Open Streets turns five this year, and the Open Streets Days have been successfully tested in these locations during that time. Local residents have expressed their support and by returning, we hope to strengthen our relationships with our partners, and create stronger connections between communities, while determining how best to scale the programme to more communities across Cape Town.”

Since the series was launched in Observatory in 2013, Open Streets Days have grown in popularity, and have brought together people from all walks of life from, and in different communities.

Thembinkosi Matika, centre manager at Langa Project Playground, says: “We are looking forward to participating in the upcoming edition of Open Streets and using it as a platform to highlight our existing programmes and connect with children across Langa.”

The 2017/2018 season tested longer stretches of road, along Main Road from Observatory to the City Centre and Eisleben Road in Mitchell’s Plain. In the 2018/2019 season, the focus will shift to shorter, more compact Open Streets routes, with parallel activities that promote non-motorised transport.

Referring to the return of Open Streets to the Cape Town CBD, Tasso Evangelinos, Cape Town Central City Improvement District CEO, says: “Open Streets is a powerful opportunity to demonstrate the potential of a CBD that belongs to everyone. We are looking forward to working not only with the organisers but with all the businesses and interested residents in the area to ensure this is another successful Open Streets Day.”

Duneside Primary School principal Clifford Chateau, in Mitchell’s Plain, says: “Earlier this year, Open Streets enabled us to connect our school with the street and this is something I want to see happen on a regular basis. The next Open Streets Day in Mitchell’s Plain will be a great opportunity to consolidate the support and attract more youth to take a proactive role in the programme. It also provides a valuable platform for community organisations to showcase their projects.”

Open Streets Cape Town has announced the dates for the next season of Open Streets Days. The series returns to various locations across Cape Town on the last day of every month from October to April, taking a break in December. In October, Open Streets will return to Woodstock on Sunday 28 October and Bellville on Sunday 25 November. The series starts again next year, with Open Streets in the City Centre on Sunday 27 January, Langa on Sunday 24 February and Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday 31 March.

Hosted by Open Streets Cape Town, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Open Streets Days form part of a citizen-led movement to encourage people to claim streets as public space, helping to bridge Cape Town’s social and spatial divides.

Rebecca Campbell, Open Streets operations manager, explains the rationale behind returning to past locations: “Open Streets turns five this year, and the Open Streets Days have been successfully tested in these locations during that time. Local residents have expressed their support and by returning, we hope to strengthen our relationships with our partners, and create stronger connections between communities, while determining how best to scale the programme to more communities across Cape Town.”

Since the series was launched in Observatory in 2013, Open Streets Days have grown in popularity, and have brought together people from all walks of life from, and in different communities­.

Open Streets Cape Town has announced the dates for the next season of Open Streets Days. The series returns to various locations across Cape Town on the last day of every month from October to April, taking a break in December.

In October, Open Streets will return to Woodstock on Sunday 28 October and Bellville on Sunday 25 November. The series starts again next year, with Open Streets in the City Centre on Sunday 27 January, Langa on Sunday 24 February and Mitchell’s Plain on Sunday 31 March.

Hosted by Open Streets Cape Town, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Open Streets Days form part of a citizen-led movement to encourage people to claim streets as public space, helping to bridge Cape Town’s social and spatial divides.

Rebecca Campbell, Open Streets operations manager, explains the rationale behind returning to past locations: “Open Streets turns five this year, and the Open Streets Days have been successfully tested in these locations during that time. Local residents have expressed their support and by returning, we hope to strengthen our relationships with our partners, and create stronger connections between communities, while determining how best to scale the programme to more communities across Cape Town.”

Since the series was launched in Observatory in 2013, Open Streets Days have grown in popularity, and have brought together people from all walks of life from, and in different communities.

Open Streets was also recently recognised as a winner in the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative Challenge, awarded at the recent Women Mobilise Women Conference in May.

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