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2017-12-19 06:00

Of course, this doesn’t happen overnight and many parties must play their role. The most important part of growing Open Streets will be public support and collaboration.”

The City has developed a very thorough non-motorised transport strategy that acknowledges the importance of giving pedestrians priority, Guerrero Casas explains.

“The policies are there and through Open Streets we are testing an idea that might prompt action and active engagement from residents. Whether or not Open Streets can help transform how we move around the City is still to be determined, but one thing is clear: people like engaging with one another in shared public spaces, and strengthening these connections is a vital step in building a more resilient city that takes on challenges around transport, social development, climate change and more.”

The organisation will be hosting an Open Streets Indaba on Thursday 18 January, to open up a space for feedback, ideas and co-creation of the Open Streets programme.

“In order to build a successful Open Streets programme, public support and strong partners are essential. This gathering hopes to bring like-minded individuals and organisations together who may have supported Open Streets at some point or who have the potential to become involved. It will aim to create a sense of ownership of the programme among participants,” she says.

V For more information, contact info@openstreets.co.za or 021 286 0823.

Of course, this doesn’t happen overnight and many parties must play their role. The most important part of growing Open Streets will be public support and collaboration.”

The City has developed a very thorough non-motorised transport strategy that acknowledges the importance of giving pedestrians priority, Guerrero Casas explains.

“The policies are there and through Open Streets we are testing an idea that might prompt action and active engagement from residents. Whether or not Open Streets can help transform how we move around the City is still to be determined, but one thing is clear: people like engaging with one another in shared public spaces, and strengthening these connections is a vital step in building a more resilient city that takes on challenges around transport, social development, climate change and more.”

The organisation will be hosting an Open Streets Indaba on Thursday 18 January, to open up a space for feedback, ideas and co-creation of the Open Streets programme.

“In order to build a successful Open Streets programme, public support and strong partners are essential. This gathering hopes to bring like-minded individuals and organisations together who may have supported Open Streets at some point or who have the potential to become involved. It will aim to create a sense of ownership of the programme among participants,” she says.

V For more information, contact info@openstreets.co.za or 021 286 0823.

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