By embracing the concept of Open Streets, all of us can create shared places that embody respect for all and help bridge the social and spatial divides of our city. It is believed that streets should enable safer and more cohesive communities; provide platforms for creative expression of local cultures and values; be places for recreation and social interaction; contribute to job creation and local economic activity; and provide choice in how we move around the city.
As largely non-commercial environments which focus on the principles outlined In streets which already have places of interest and which bring people together (parks, restaurants, shops, places of worship, public facilities etc.) Focusing on all-age groups, but with particular emphasis on those who tend to be excluded from motorised streets: children, the elderly, cyclists, walkers, skateboarders, etc. Respecting the legal frameworks of the state, especially including the non-consumption of alcohol, or the use of drugs, on the street. Open Streets is currently funded by the City of Cape Town.
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