The City of Cape Town has announced that it will open the Sea Point Promenade to cyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers. Don’t get your panties in a bunch or too excited though (depending on whether you agree or disagree with the idea) because it’s only a trial phase and will run for a month from October 1.
It’s not summer yet, but already at sunset on any reasonably warm evening the promenade is pretty jammed with walkers, runners, kids and dogs (even the odd pig HERE) so i have my reservations about this idea hey. Adding cyclists, rollerbladers and skateboarders to the mix is bound to end up with some angry Sea Point tannies cursing at them. Sea Point tannie-rage is no joke. I’m hoping though we can all get along and survive a month without incident.
Also any serious cyclists or skateboarders thinking that the promenade can be used to go balls to wall must think again because the city has made it clear that you can use it only for leisurely transportation.
“The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron, has announced that as part of its efforts to build an Inclusive City, the City will be experimenting with lifting the prohibition on the use of bicycles, skateboards and rollerblades on the Sea Point Promenade. This will come into effect from 1 October 2012.
The trial phase will run for the duration of October, which is Transport Month, and has the full backing of the Sea Point Residents’ Association. It will affect the entire promenade, from Mouille Point to Queen’s Beach.” [full media release HERE]
What do you reckon?