Transport Month 2017 | Western Cape Government

Transport Month 2017

2017
(Western Cape Government)

October Transport Month

Every year, South Africa highlights the critically important role that transport plays in the economy during October Transport Month.

The Department of Transport and Public Works uses this opportunity to showcase progress made on provincial transport projects in the Western Cape, and emphasises the importance of road safety through a series of events.

Roadworks

N1 roadworks project

During the 2016/17 financial year, we completed a number of major road construction projects, including:

  • Upgrading the Hemel and Aarde Road
  • Building the new Plettenberg Bay Airport Road
  • Resealing the R43 between Bot River and Sandbaai
  • Resealing 24 km of the R27 (West Coast Road) near Melkbosstrand

View the full list of road projects completed during 2016/17 on page 52 in the latest Annual Report.

Roadworks projects create short-term job and skills development opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Roadworks currently under way include:

View details of more roadworks projects underway in the Western Cape.


Go George Transport Hub

Go George Hub

This hub is part of the George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN), a partnership project between the Department of Transport and Public Works, the George Municipality and the national government. It was commissioned in the 2016/17 financial year and is a central point for Go George tickets and information. Since it was opened in December 2016, commuters have been able to take full advantage of its six bus stops, high-security ticket booths, and bicycle racks.


Draft Western Cape transport infrastructure legislation

infrastructure Bill

The Draft Western Cape Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill, 2017 and the Draft Western Cape Transport Infrastructure Regulations, 2017 were gazetted on 30 August. Individuals and organisations may submit comment on the proposed legislation no later than 30 October 2017.

The new Draft Bill will amend those sections of the Act that deal with:

  • advertising visible from roads,
  • installation of service infrastructure, and
  • certain technical matters.

Read more on the new draft transport legislation.


Promoting road safety

Child pedestrian safety

We promote road safety in the Western Cape through our Road Safety Management directorate and Safely Home campaigns. During October Transport Month, Safely Home focuses on pedestrian safety, particularly child pedestrian safety.

Parents and caregivers are urged to keep children safe on the roads:

  • Teach children safe r behaviour and set a good example.
  • Check regularly that children remember and follow road safety procedures.
  • Plan safe walking and cycling routes with children.
  • Enquire about road safety education programmes at school and reinforce what schools are teaching.

See more pedestrian safety tips on Safely Home's website

Road Safety Management’s October Transport Month events calendar

Event Date Venue

Pedestrian awareness - road safety talk to people collecting their social grants

2 October 2017 Central Karoo (Rustdene on the N1)

Pedestrian awareness - road safety talks to pedestrians 

2 October 2017 Overberg (Grabouw, Ou Kaapse Weg, Blikkiesdorp)

Average speed over distance (ASOD) awareness teaching moment 

6 October 2017 Overberg (Between Sir Lowry’s Pass and Steenbras Dam) 

ASOD awareness teaching moment 

6 October 2017 Central Karoo (N1, targeting motorists travelling from north to south out of the 34.2 ASOD zone) 

Pedestrian safety awareness - interacting and pamphleteering

6 October 2017 Eden (Nelson Mandela Rd, George)

Pedestrian safety awareness - painting a pedestrian crossing 

10 October 2017

West Coast  (Piketberg CBD)

Child pedestrian safety awareness - painting a pedestrian crossing for scholar patrols

10 October 2017

Overberg  (Caledon)

Pedestrian safety awareness - painting a pedestrian crossing 

11October 2017 West Coast (Moorreesburg CBD)

Child pedestrian safety awareness - painting a pedestrian crossing for scholar patrols

12 October 2017 Overberg (Grabouw)

Child pedestrian safety awareness - Scholar Patrol Appreciation Day 

12 October 2017 West Coast (Malmesbury)

Heavy vehicle driver awareness - load, speed and following distance 

12 October 2017 Central Karoo (Beaufort West Weighbridge)

Heavy vehicle driver awareness - load, speed and following distance 

12 October 2017 Overberg (Swellendam Weighbridge)

Heavy vehicle driver awareness - load, speed and following distance 

12 October 2017 Metro North (Joostenberg Vlakte Weighbridge)

Heavy vehicle driver awareness - load, speed and following distance 

12 October 2017 Metro South (N2 Somerset West Weighbridge)

Heavy vehicle driver awareness - load, speed and following distance 

12 October 2017 Cape Winelands (Rawsonville Weighbridge)

Pedestrian safety awareness - interacting with pedestrians and distributing pamphlets 

13 October 2017 Cape Winelands District (Robertson Road)

Pedestrian safety awareness - interacting with pedestrians and distributing pamphlets 

13 October 2017 Metro North (N1 Paarden Eiland)

Pedestrian safety awareness - interacting with pedestrians and distributing pamphlets 

13 October 2017 Metro Central

Learner's licence classes for unemployed youth 

16 to 19 October 2017

West Coast  (Suurbraak)

Pedestrian safety awareness - painting a pedestrian crossing 

17 October

West Coast  (Vredenburg CBD)

Child pedestrian safety awareness - Scholar Patrol Appreciation Day 

19 October

West Coast (Saldanha)

Driver safety awareness - seatbelt and alcohol awareness 

20 October

Eden (George CBD)

Driver safety awareness - seatbelt and alcohol awareness 

20 October

Central Karoo (Beaufort West CBD)

Driver safety awareness - seatbelt and alcohol awareness 

23 October

Overberg (Villiersdorp)

Learner’s licence classes for unemployed youth 

23 to 25 October

Cape Winelands (Kayamandi, Stellenbosch)

Learner’s licence classes for unemployed youth 

23 to 25 October

West Coast (Lutzville-West and Doring Bay)

Child pedestrian safety awareness - Scholar Patrol Appreciation Day 

25 October

West Coast (Citrusdal)

Child pedestrian safety awareness - Scholar Patrol Appreciation Day

25 October

West Coast (Vredendal)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets

26 October

Cape Winelands (Worcester CBD)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

26 October

Metro (Kraaifontein)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

26 October

Metro (Strand)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

26 October

Overberg (N2, Grabouw)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

26 October

Eden (Knysna, Nekkies)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

26 October

Central Karoo (N1 Beaufort West)

George Driver of the Year Competition 

28 October

Eden (George)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

30 October

Overberg (Bredasdorp CBD)

Pedestrian awareness - interacting and distributing pedestrian safety pamphlets 

31 October

Metro (Borcherd’s Quarry)

 

The content on this page was last updated on 29 September 2017