In a move that’s sure to be controversial, the City of Cape Town has implemented access control for motorists entering the Atlantic Seaboard on 26 December and the 1st January. From 9.30am until 7pm on those days, traffic will be controlled going into Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton and Camps Bay to avoid the gridlock normally associated with Boxing Day and New Years Day. There will be control points on Somerset Road, Beach Road, Victoria Road, Houghton Rd and Kloof Nek Rd and motorists have been urged to park their private vehicles in the CBD or foreshore and use public transport to travel to Atlantic Seaboard beaches.
No idea how that is gonna work with residents in the area, but this from the City of CT.
“Traffic would be managed at the entry points to the Atlantic Seaboard from 9.30am until 7pm along Somerset Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard in Green Point, and Beach Road in Sea Point. There will also be control points at the corner of Victoria and Houghton roads in Camps Bay as well as the top of Kloof Nek Road, mayoral committee member for transport Brett Herron said.
He said that by closing one lane on each of these roads, except for Kloof Nek Road, the city’s traffic services would ensure only a limited number of vehicles at a time would have access to the Atlantic Seaboard. “These measures will assist to create relatively free-flowing traffic conditions along Victoria Road in Camps Bay and Clifton, and along Beach Road in Sea Point,” said Herron.” [IOL]
This might not end well.
What do you think? Great idea or will it make the traffic worse?