In 2018, the popular Open Streets Days take place in Woodstock on 28 October and Bellville on 25 November. The series starts again in 2019, with Open Streets City Centre on 27 January, Langa on 24 February and Mitchells Plain on 31 March.
Hosted by Open Streets Cape Town, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, Open Streets Days form part of a citizen-led movement to encourage people to claim streets as public space, helping to bridge Cape Town’s social and spatial divides.
Since the series was launched in Observatory in 2013, Open Streets Days have grown in popularity, and have brought together people from all walks of life from, and in different communities.
The 2017-2018 season tested longer stretches of road, along Main Road from Observatory to the City Centre and Eisleben Road in Mitchells Plain. In the 2018-2019 season, the focus will shift to shorter, more compact Open Streets routes, with parallel activities that promote non-motorised transport. Now in its fifth year, the programme continues to build public support among local residents as well as the private and public sector across Cape Town.