Cape Town’s MyCiTi route wins SAICE award
A section of Cape Town’s MyCiTi infrastructure, which aims to link residents with economic and recreational hubs through public transport, has won the 2014 SAICE regional award for technical excellence in civil engineering.
The infrastructure along Blaauwberg and Potsdam roads in Cape Town, which links Dunoon, Killarney and Table View with the City Bowl, Camps Bay and Sea Point, won the Western Cape award.
“The development of MyCiTi infrastructure along this route has been an exciting journey. Our own staff, in partnership with HHO Africa – the infrastructure engineers – met all challenges head on, ensuring that the inconvenience to the public was minimal, and that the affected communities could participate in the project,” said Cape Town mayoral committee member Brett Herron.
MyCiTi is aimed at integrating various forms of transport, from Metrorail and conventional bus services, to minibus taxi integration, feeder bus services, bicycle access and park and ride facilities.
By: Kim Cloete