The City of Tshwane has begun planning processes that will result in the systematic regeneration of the Capital City Precinct (inner city).
pService providers have been appointed to set up a master plan for the development/regeneration of the inner city and to develop an implementation framework for rolling out the bus rapid transit system and integrated rapid public transport network.
A multifaceted approach that integrates a myriad of factors across the total urban spectrum is needed to regenerate a complex and diverse space as the inner city. In light of its own substantial investment in Tshwane House and its constitutional mandate to initiate the regeneration, the City of Tshwane is going to begin revamping the inner city for the safe and comfortable use of its patrons.
The area between Thabo Sehume (Andries) Street in the west, Pretorius Street in the south, Du Toit Street in the east and Madiba (Vermeulen) Street in the north will be reclaimed and through-traffic curbed to ensure safer and more comfortable pedestrian movement.
Traffic restrictions will be imposed in Lilian Nqoyi (Van der Walt) Street and Sisulu (Prinsloo) Street between Pretorius and Madiba Street. Only the following vehicle categories will gain access:
People with allocated private/business off-street parking within the project area
Delivery vehicles (only for shops and businesses within the demarcated area)
Business owners and employees (off-street parking)
Official vehicles on official duty
Clients of businesses (limited to available parking)
It is common knowledge that informal trading is aligned to pedestrian movement and particularly to the location of public transport facilities. Informal traders are being engaged and informed of the programme and how they will be affected. The intention of the programme is to prohibit informal trading in the Operation Reclaim areas. The Local Economic Development Department will identify a long-term solution and move pavement trading to formal markets.
Minibus taxi ranks and metered taxi ranks in this area will be relocated. The routes of the Gautrain buses, as well as private and municipal buses, will also be changed. Bus pick-up points will be amended accordingly and communicated in time.
The programme aims to replace paving, install urban furniture and improve safety through design. Illegal ranks, illegal informal trading, counterfeit goods, illegal advertising and bad buildings will not be tolerated at all. The plan is also to stimulate the inner core for extended hours.
This programme is envisaged to attract private sector investment in inner city regeneration.
We urge you to join us on this journey of building a city we can all be proud of. As we clean what is outside your building, help us clean the inside. Crime and grime should find no hiding place in our city.
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