6 Possible ways Cape Town's unfinished freeway bridges will be transformed

2017-03-07 07:12 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - Futuristic, inclusive and green are the design elements present in all proposals offered by bidders in an attempt to overhaul the City of Cape Town's unfinished freeways in the foreshore. 

In less than two years, construction is expected to change this eye-sore of Cape Town, with a project aimed at easing the Mother City's traffic woes as well as offering affordable and inclusive housing within the city bowl. 

Other than achieve all that, the new Foreshore Freeway Project - which sits snuggly between Table Mountain and the Cape Town harbour - must also fit into the Mother City's iconic landscape.

After being left unchanged for nearly 50 years, City of Cape Town executive mayor, Patricia de Lille says she would like to "reverse the legacy of apartheid spatial planning and the redress of injustices of the past by stopping long travelling distances and urban sprawl by bringing people closer to residential and work opportunities". 

And by the looks of the six proposals currently on display in the Civic Centre, the private companies interested in overhauling the face of Cape Town's foreshore will do much more than only meet the requirements by the city. 

Urban jungles, dedicated cycling routes and hubs, a promenade extending all the way from Blouberg and a massive round structure with rotating apartment pods (and views to die for) are all on the cards by the bidders. 

Check it out - 

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Want to have your say on your favourite proposals? Here's how - 

The display of the 6 Final proposals will be located on the second floor in the podium block of the Civic Centre and will be open to the public for viewing from 6 to 11 March and from 13 to 21 March between 08:30 and 16:00. 

BONUS: While the exhibit is closed on Sunday 13 March, on Sunday 19 March 2017, the MyCiTi service will be free of charge for the public to use to visit the exhibition.


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