Get out on the street

2017-02-07 06:01
Children draw on Merrydale Avenue during the last Open Streets event in Mitchell’s Plain. PHOTO: Ference Isaacs

Children draw on Merrydale Avenue during the last Open Streets event in Mitchell’s Plain. PHOTO: Ference Isaacs

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Mitchell’s Plain will set the stage for this year’s Open Streets ­finale.

On Sunday 2 April from noon to 17:00 the car-free celebration of public space will return to Merrydale Avenue following a successful event last year.

The free event is open to everyone and enables residents and visitors to use the street to walk, cycle, skate, play or perform.

Open Streets days are gaining momentum in the Mother City, with a partnership between local non-profit organisation Open Streets Cape Town and the City of Cape Town working to grow the programme to take place more regularly and in more suburbs across the city.

“Open Streets has gone from being an experiment to getting people excited about the potential for long-term impact on the city. The City’s transport and urban development authority has reiterated its support and intention to scale up the programme, and the growing support from Capetonians is taking the movement forward.

“We look forward to returning to Mitchell’s Plain,” says Open Streets Cape Town co-founder and managing director Marcela Guerrero Casas.

Everyone is invited to get involved by volunteering, organising an activity or showcase or applying to be a food vendor.

Interested parties are also invited to attend an information and question and answer event at Rocklands High School on Thursday 23 February at 18:00.

“Open Streets draws inspiration from Bogotá’s Ciclovía, which transforms 120km of streets across the Colombian capital every Sunday and public holiday.

“Our aim for Cape Town is a little bit different though. We want to show that streets have the power to connect people across social and spatial divides. So, come along to Mitchell’s Plain and let’s explore streets together,” says Guerrero Casas.V Contact or 021 286 0823 for more information

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