Cape Argus Cycle Tour: Free Transport and Road Closure Information 
 
MEDIA RELEASE
5 MARCH 2012
The City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust are offering participants in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour a free shuttle service on the MyCiTi buses between Cape Town Foreshore and Green Point on Sunday 11 March 2012.Buses will depart every ten minutes from the following stations:Cape Town CBD:
06:00 – 14:00 Thibault Square station on Hans Strijdom Avenue to Stadium station
14:00 – 18:00 Civic Centre station on Hertzog Boulevard via Thibault Square station to Stadium station

Green Point:
06:00 – 14:00 Stadium station on Helen Suzman Boulevard to Thibault Square station
14:00 – 18:00 Stadium station via Thibault Square station to Civic Centre station

The Table View feeder and trunk services will be in operation one hour earlier than usual (as per the normal weekday starting times) with the feeder buses running from approximately 05:00, and the trunk buses from 05:40 until 22:00 every 20 minutes on the day of the event. Please note that normal MyCiTi fares will be charged for this services using the myconnect card. Cyclists are encouraged to use this service as parking in the CBD is limited.

Road closures

The tables below detail the relevant road closures and the applicable times for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. The City of Cape Town requests that residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point (including Victoria and Beach Road) not park along Main Road. Please use alternative side roads or designated parking areas.

Traffic Services will distribute flyers in the area detailing the road closures, and signage will be erected alerting people of the road closures below.

Saturday 10 March 2012
 

Area Details Time of closure
Foreshore, Cape Town CBD Hertzog Boulevard, outbound carriageway between Heerengracht and Christiaan Barnard (Oswald Pirow)  Saturday 16:00 – Sunday 11:30  
Green Point   Helen Suzman Boulevard, Beach Road to Traffic Circle (city bound carriageway)  Saturday 12:00 – Sunday 21:00
Noordhoek, Hout Bay  Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Noordhoek Road (M6) to Princess Street   Saturday 18:00 – Sunday 17:00 

 

Sunday 11 March 2012

Area Details Time of Closure
Foreshore   Hertzog Boulevard, both carriageways between Heerengracht and Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2)  00:00 – 11:30  
Foreshore     Heerengracht, both carriageways between Hans Strijdom Avenue (Fountain Circle) and Coen Steytler Avenue  04:00 – 11:30
Woodstock, University Estate   De Waal Drive (M3), outbound between Roodebloem Road and Hospital Bend. Traffic will be diverted to Main Road  05:30 – 11:30  
CBD, Woodstock   Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2) Eastbound  05:30 – 11:30  
Hospital Bend (N2, M3) Interchange   Settlers Way (N2) to M3 (Muizenberg) ramp (Southbound) M3 on-ramp from Groote Schuur Hospital (Southbound)  05:30 – 11:30  
Mowbray, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt   M3 (Rhodes Drive, Union Avenue, Paradise, Edinburgh Drive) Southbound, including all on-ramps between Nelson Mandela Boulevard up to Trovato Link    06:00 – 11:45  
Wynberg, Constantia, Tokai   M3 Freeway (Blue Route), Southbound, including all on-ramps between Trovato Link and Steenberg Road    06:00 – 12:15  
Tokai   Steenberg Road (M42), M3 off-ramp to Main Road  06:15 – 12:15  
Tokai, Lakeside, Muizenberg, False Bay Coast to Cape Point, Scarborough   Main Road (M4) – Between Steenberg Road and Boyes Drive Boyes Drive, all except Old Boyes DriveMain Road (M4) – Clairvaux Road to Fish Hoek Traffic Circle  Main Road (M4) – Fish Hoek Traffic Circle to Glen Road, Glencairn  Main Road (M4) –

Glen Road to Simon’s Town  Main Road (M4) –

Simon’s Town to entrance of Cape Point Nature Reserve   Main Road (M4) –

Entrance of Cape Point Nature Reserve (M4) to Perdekloof (M65)            Main Road (M4)

 – Perdekloof to Soetwater                    

06:15 – 12:15 06:15 – 12:30  

 

06:15 – 12:50

06:30 – 13:00

 

  06:30 – 13:15

 06:45 – 14:30

  07:00 – 14:30  

07:00 – 15:00

Cape Point, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Ocean View  Slangkop Road (M82), Soetwater to Kommetjie Road (M65)  06:45 – 15:00 
Kommetjie, Ocean View, Masipumelele Kommetjie Road (M65), Slangkop Road to Glencairn Expressway (M6)    06:45 – 15:30 
Noordhoek, Sun Valley  Ou Kaapse Weg Ext. (M64), Kommetjie Road (M65) to Noordhoek Road (M6)   06:45 – 15:30 
Noordhoek, Sun Valley  Noordhoek Road (M6), Ou Kaapse Weg Ext. (M64) to base of Chapman’s Peak Drive
Chapman’s Peak Drive 
06:45 – 16:00 00:00 – 16:30 
Hout Bay, Llandudno   Chapman’s Peak Drive (M6), Princess Street (M90) to Victoria Avenue (M6) Hout Bay   07:00 – 17:00  
Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Bakoven   Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound, Princess Road (M90) Hout Bay to Camps Bay    07:00 – 17:15  
Camps Bay, Bantry Bay and Clifton  Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound: Between Houghton Road and Camps Bay Drive Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound:Between Camps Bay Drive and Meadway

 

 07:30 – 17:30  

05:00 – 17:45

 

Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay     Victoria Road (M6) North and Southbound, Mead Way to Lower Kloof Road    07:30 – 18:00  
Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay   Victoria Road (M6), Northbound and Southbound, Lower Kloof Road to Queens Road, Sea Point    04:00 – 17:45  
Bantry Bay, Sea Point  Queens Road (M6), Victoria Road to Beach Road  06:00 – 17:45 
Sea Point, Green Point & Mouille Point   Beach Road (M6) City bound carriageway – Queens Road Circle to St Johns Road Beach Road (M6) City bound carriageway – St Johns Road to Arthurs Road Beach Road (M6) City bound carriageway – Arthurs Road to Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) Beach Road – Beach Rd to Fritz Sonnenberg   06:00 – 18:30 04:00 – 19:30   07:30 – 19:30   07:30 – 19:30
Green Point area   Fritz Sonnenberg between Beach Road and Green Point Circle. Controlled access point   07:30 – 18:30
Green Point area   Bill Peters Drive, at Bay Road 04:00 – 19:30  
Green Point area   Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) – Eastbound from Beach Road to Green Point Traffic CircleHelen Suzman Boulevard (M6) – Westbound from Green Point Circle to Beach Road   00:00 – 21:00     04:00 – 19:30

  Below is a table detailing the public transport offered on race day:  

PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Sunday 11 March 2012
MyCiTi – Civic Centre Station The Civic Centre Station will be closed from 04:20 to 14:00.  All MyCiTi services operating from the Civic Centre Station will be relocated to Thibault Square Station on Hans Strijdom Avenue during this period.  From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Centre Station.   04:20 – 14:00
MyCiTi – Woodstock Station The Woodstock Station will be closed.  No services will operate from this station for the duration of the closure.   05:40 – 14:00
MyCiTi – T2 Airport – Civic Centre Service.   Route Deviation: Airport – Civic Centre Route From 04:20 to 14:00 the airport service will arrive and depart at Thibault Square Station and not Civic Centre Station.  The service will travel without stopping between the Airport and Thibault Square Stations.  From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Centre Station.   04:20 – 14:00
MyCiTi – T1 Table View – Civic Centre Service Route Deviation: Table View – Civic Centre Route From 05:40 to 14:00 the Table View – Civic Centre Service operating from Civic Centre Station will be relocated to Thibault Square Station.  Table View buses will travel directly between Paarden Eiland and Thibault Square Stations and will not pass Woodstock Station in either direction.  From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Station.   This service will start one hour earlier at 05:40 and run every 20 minutes.  The F14, F15 & F16 services will also start one hour earlier.  Spectators are encouraged to use this service due to limited parking in the CBD.   05:40 – 14:00
MyCiTi – F1 Gardens –Civic Centre – Waterfront Service Route Deviation: Gardens – Civic Centre – Waterfront Route From 06:40 to 14:00 the Gardens – Civic Centre – Waterfront service operating from Civic Centre Station will be relocated to the Thibault Square Station.  Buses will not pass the Adderley Street and St George’s stops during this period.  From 14:00 the usual service will operate from Civic Station.   06:40 – 14:00
MyCiTi  – Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour Shuttle Service from Thibault Square to Stadium Station.   Event Service A free shuttle service will run every 10 minutes from 06:00 to 18:00 between Thibault Square Station in the City Centre and Stadium Station in Green Point.  Spectators are encouraged to use this service due to limited parking in Green Point.  From 14:00 the shuttle will also stop at Civic Centre Station.   06:00 – 18:00
Long Distance Bus Terminal remains in service and will operate as normal.  

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ISSUED BY:
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
CITY OF CAPE TOWN

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
KYLIE HATTON
MANAGER: MEDIA
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 4684
CELL: 082 874 4605
E-MAIL: kylie.hatton@capetown.gov.za