This project took place in Bellville CBD in Cape Town and made use of tactical urbanism to transform this area’s busy conflict points between people and vehicles to help improve pedestrian safety. Volunteers painted bollards green and created green polka dot installations near crossings to make pedestrians more visible and to brighten up the urban environment. This project also had many other features to promote community (socially distanced!) interaction, integration, and upliftment. Features included a City health desk, dancers, and a photo booth.
“This project makes me incredibly proud of my city and its people because I was able to see the difference a group of like-minded citizens can make in a public space. I was proud to see the project having a visual and noticeable difference in pedestrian safety as well as the liveliness of the space. The part that made me the proudest was seeing that this project and its intervention could bring together so many different people.”
Thank you to Luke van Wyk for submitting this Good Hood Story.
For more info:
City of Cape Town
Open Streets Cape Town and Greater Tygerberg Partnership