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Taxi drivers will NOT be allowed to operate on new MyCiti bus routes through Sea Point and Camps Bay [map]
Posted by on Apr 4th, 2012

Here’s a pretty useful public service announcement that may be relevant for you folks along the Atlantic Seaboard from Sea Point all the way to Hout Bay.

The MyCiti bus service has been expanded to include Sea Point, Camps Bay, Hout Bay and more parts of the City Bowl and i have a map for you detailing all the stops.

And the best part….taxi drivers will not be allowed to operate and pick up passengers along the designated routes. And if i’m not mistaken…that includes Sea Point Main Road, High Level Road, Beach Road and Victoria Road.

Just click that for the larger map.

According to the People’s Post two public meeting were held last week where the plans for the new route were discussed between residents and municipal officials and locals were ‘extremely happy’.

With the new MyCiti bus services being opened up in the Sea point and City Bowl areas, taxi drivers will not be allowed to operate and pick up passengers along these designated routes. Ward Councillor Beverley Schafer had the following to say:

‘Taxi Unions will engage in negotiations with the city. They will get the opportunity to either buy into the system -where taxi drivers would operate the MyCiti buses- or if they choose not to, they will get paid out. So they win either way.”

Does this mean the end of hooting and kak driving taxi’s along Sea Point Main Rd.

If so that is f**king outstanding news.

The new stations are set to be completed by the end of this year.

Chris says:
April 04, 2012 at 10:31 am

I hope that does not mean a massive increase in Kak driving and hooting on Ocean View and or High Level roads

Dave says:
April 04, 2012 at 10:31 am

If the taxi drivers themselves are operating the MyCity busses, then they are gonna drive equally as kuk…

Karl says:
April 04, 2012 at 10:31 am

This feels unnecessary.. The introduction of buses should be an extra service – rather than to exclude the taxis. This gives commuters choice and encourages healthy competition.

Cape Town is starved for efficient public transport. If we again put all our eggs in one basket again is this not defeating the object of progression. I cannot see that this is in the interests of the commuter to take away an aspect of public transport.

I can appreciate the competitive nature of this industry, but I support diverse transport options.

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