HAVE YOUR SAY: Relocation of pedestrian bridge in Manenberg

The City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate plans to relocate an existing pedestrian bridge across the Lotus Canal.

Two pedestrian bridges across the Lotus Canal between Govan Mbeki Road and Manenberg will be demolished and rebuilt in order to accommodate construction required for the next phase of the MyCiTi bus service.

Phase 2A of MyCiTi will bring improved public transport services by linking Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain with Wynberg and Claremont via Govan Mbeki Road.

The pedestrian bridges provide an important walking link for residents nearby and will be rebuilt once the necessary MyCiTi construction is complete.

One of the bridges will be rebuilt in its current position. It is proposed that the other bridge be relocated 74 metres away from its current position opposite Second Avenue to align with First Avenue, just west of the Duinefontein intersection with Govan Mbeki Road. See map for details.

The proposed relocation will maintain safe passage for pedestrians wishing to cross the Lotus River Canal between Govan Mbeki Road and the Manenberg residential area.

Public Comment - 7 June-8 July 2024

Notice is hereby given in terms of section 17 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, that the public and all interested and affected parties are invited to submit comments, objections, recommendations or inputs on the proposed relocation of the bridge as indicated in the accompanying map from 7 June until 8 July 2024.

Online: www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay

Email: UrbanMobility.CT@capetown.gov.za

Written submission: Subcouncil 14, Fezeka Council Chambers, corner of Govan Mbeki and Steve Biko Drive, Gugulethu, or Manenberg Library, corner of Sabie and Thames Roads, Manenberg

The City’s Public Participation Unit will assist those who cannot read or write, live with disabilities or who are from disadvantaged groups and unable to submit written comments. Call Zandile Mahlasela on 021 400 5501 or email Zandile.Mahlasela@capetown.gov.za. For enquiries related to the proposed relocation of the bridge, contact Andrew Swanepoel on 021 400 9368 or e-mail Andrew.Swanepoel@capetown.gov.za.