Plans are all set for two main routes of the MyCiti bus service to link Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain to Claremont and Wynberg.
According to a statement by Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport, this plan comprises two ambitious main services and a network of 34 feeder routes. Collectively, these routes will traverse a considerable area of the city, touching the lives of nearly half of the residents of Cape Town.
The development of a design for the so-called “Lansdowne-Wetton corridor” is being presented to communities before detailed design work gets underway.
The first main route will transport commuters from Mitchell’s Plain to Claremont along a 25km route.
The second main route will transport commuters from Khayelitsha to Wynberg along a 35km route.
These two routes will extend from Chris Hani train station in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, along Govan Mbeki Road and Ottery Road to Wynberg, and from Kapteinsklip train station in Mitchell’s Plain, again along Govan Mbeki Road and along Lansdowne Road to Claremont.
In addition to the main routes, the design for this new MyCiti plan includes 34 feeder routes. The routes will cross a number of suburbs, including Philippi East, Ikwezi Park, Nonqubela, Khayelitsha CBD, Litha Park, Mandela Park, Harare, Kuyasa, Enkanini, Manenberg, Sweet Homes, Gugulethu, Brown’s Farm, Nyanga, Philippi, Crossroads, Wynberg, Plumstead, Royal Cape, Ottery East, Ottery, Turf Hall Estate, Lansdowne, Hanover Park, Lentegeur, Beacon Valley, Eastridge, Mitchell’s Plain CBD, Tafelsig, Claremont, Kenilworth, Rondebosch East, Kenwyn, Crawford and Wetton.
All of this won’t happen overnight – Herron says it will take five years to get the next phase of MyCiTi development going.
A range of public open days will be held from Friday to the end of June to inform residents along the proposed routes about the expansion of MyCiTi services