Car-less Bree Street Brings Colour and Life to Cape Town

Something strange happens when all the cars leave an ordinarily busy road: you start looking at it in a completely different way. Many visitors to Open Streets Bree Street commented that it was almost surreal to see the road’s cycle lanes being used in the manner in which they were intended. Others admitted that beforehand they had hardly noticed that the cycle lanes existed. One said she’d never realised that Bree Street boasted such beautiful trees. Without the cars, it was possible to appraise the street’s ecosystem in a totally fresh manner. Open Streets now happen all over the world, temporarily setting up car-free zones to create a safe public space in which citizens can experience their cities in a new way …READ MORE