February 29, 2020

Edition 8 is on the streets! Look out for your copy.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the tourism industry downs tools a bit as we head into the rainy months. But the fact of the matter is that Cape Town enjoys an almost year-round boom as internationals keep flocking to our pretty peninsula.

If you take sufficient precautionary measures, motorcycling as a commute alternative can lead to massive savings and less time caught in congestion.

The ongoing decline of Cape Town’s rail service receives insufficient attention on the part of the institutions mandated to oversee it. It is also a case study in how the crisis in national state-owned enterprises is impacting on a city.

Local government set to lead the fight against congestion with car-pooling and parking initiatives.

Local government set to lead the fight against congestion with car-pooling and parking initiatives.

As traffic gridlock and lengthening peak hours contribute to Cape Town’s worsening congestion rank, business leadership organisation Accelerate Cape Town believes an answer lies in the use of a rideshare application called uGoMyWay.

Spending precious time in traffic is a tedious business. As the congestion hots up again this year in the bustling central city, CityLife talked to Capetonians about what they like and dislike about their daily commute, and its impact on their pocket.

The Mother City, a tourist haven known for its cosmopolitan people and scenic beauty is also fast becoming one of the most congested places in the world according to TomTom’s 2017 Traffic Index.

The City of Cape Town’s draft cycling strategy, recently published for public comment, aims to increase commuter trips by bicycle from the current 1% to 8%. Achieving this huge increase will require multi-sectoral interventions, from ensuring a supply of affordable bicycles to making cycling safer.

If there’s one thing that could ruin your holidays it’s traffic – and parking. Think a little differently this festive season, and you may find that leaving your car at home could become your New Year’s resolution for 2017. There’s so much to see and do around the CBD, the Waterfront and the Atlantic Seaboard, but planning ahead is essential. Here are some of the ways to avoid the chaos.

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