App-based services have transformed the accommodation and taxi environment, and now the tour guiding market is set to undergo a shake-up, with the launch of “experiences”.
The City of Cape Town aims to reduce congestion by promoting cycling through innovative approaches as set out in its soon-to-be released cycling strategy.
It’s Transport Month this October, and the focus is on how this daily activity contributes to economic growth and quality of life. In inner-city Cape Town, home to 30% of the provincial workforce and 25% of the provincial economy, the main form of public transport, the rail service, is faltering and the roads are increasingly gridlocked.
Save yourself the pain of commuting in the peak. Treat yourself to a quiet breakfast at one of the city’s many great cafés and restaurants, with time to catch up on your emails and the news of the day. These are some of CityLife’s favourite early-morning eateries:
The red Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing buses are a familiar sight to the residents of Cape Town. I have always regarded them as belonging to a separate zone, a dimension of the city that exists for tourists only. Until recently that is, when I travelled on them for the first time and had my perceptions refigured entirely. As one who has hosted visitors to Cape Town many, many times, I only wish it had happened much sooner.
Rail is the most important form of public transport in Cape Town. It can carry the most passengers, at the quickest pace. And with its speed and dedicated infrastructure it is able to help bridge the apartheid spatial divide that we, Capetonians, experience each day.
The rail service that provides the main public transport service into central Cape Town has been dealt another blow. Following a housing-related protest, which targeted rail infrastructure in Langa and saw four coaches damaged in an arson attack, the busy central line could not operate.