Open Streets will be returning to Langa on the 24 February as part of the 2018 -2019 Open Streets Day Series, which has already attracted a large following in Woodstock, Bellville and City Centre.
Open Streets Langa will create a shared car-free space along King Langalibalele Drive (Washington Street) for walking, cycling, skating, playing games, and showcasing local talent and culture. By closing off a portion of Langa’s main road to traffic, this iconic township will be transformed into an inclusive and neutral space for all to enjoy. Capetonians and visitors are encouraged to leave their car at home and explore the streets.
There will be ‘bike buses’ (social, group rides) from Southern Suburbs (Muizenberg) and Cape Town City Bowl for those eager to cycle to Langa.
Rebecca Campbell, acting managing director of Open Streets, says: “Every Open Streets Day is made special by activity organisers who collaborate with us and use the platform to showcase their talents, passions and projects; offering a unique experience to all who come along. This time, activities include a fun run organised by Langa Hockey Club, Eduskeight skateboarding activation, free kids bike rides by ABCD Concepts, live jazz by Friends of Langa Musical Group, urban gardening awareness by Abalimi Bezekhaya, Langa High School’s marimba band, aerobics by Vures Health Wellness Club, street soccer by Project Playground, independent performing and visual arts, and lots more!”
Open Streets Days are non-commercial, and all activities are free and accessible to everyone. Alcohol is not allowed.
WHEN: Sunday 24 February 2019 – 12:00 – 17h00
WHERE: King Langalibalele Drive (Washington Street) – between Sandile & Bhunga Avenues; and Jungle Walk – between Brinton & Moffat Streets, Langa, Cape Town 7455
See also Cape Town Green Map