A number of temporary road closures will be implemented for the 38th Cape Town Cycle Tour #Showyoucaresolidarityride created in the wake of the fires that have been plaguing Cape Town and the surrounds on Sunday, March 8.
The solidarity ride will see cyclists line up to participate in the 47km circular route from the tour’s normal start at the Civic Centre to the end of the M3 and back to a slightly altered finish in Green Point.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust urges all participants and spectators to make use of the available public transport options to avoid delays.
Parking at the start and finish areas, as well as access to various parts of the route, is extremely limited over the event weekend.
Riders are encouraged to visit the Metrorail website and the MyCiTi website for details on the available public transport options and schedules for this year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour.
All residents in the areas affected by road closures are urged to make use of alternative side streets and designated parking areas on the weekend of the event.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust appeals to all residents in Green Point not to park along the main road on race day.
Below is the list of traffic diversions for the Cycle Tour on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8.
Saturday, 7 March 2015
Foreshore, Cape Town CBD
Hertzog Boulevard, outbound carriageway between Heerengracht and Christiaan Barnard Street: Saturday 15h00 – Sunday 11h30
Helen Suzman Boulevard, both carriageways between Green Point Circle and Beach Road: Saturday 12h00 – Sunday 21h00
Sunday, 8 March 2015
Hertzog Boulevard, both carriageways between Heerengracht and Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2): 00h00 – 11h30
Heerengracht, both carriageways between Hans Strijdom Avenue (Fountain Circle) and Walter Sisulu: 00h00 – 11h30
DF Malan Drive from entrance to Media 24 and Hertzog Boulevard: 00h00 – 11h30
City CBD and Foreshore
Adderley Street, Northbound from Strand Street to Hans Strijdom Avenue: 05h00 – 13h00
Strand Street, Westbound from Russel Street to Adderley Street: 05h30 – 13h00
Hans Strijdom Avenue, Westbound from Adderley Streeet to Buitengracht Street, Eastbound from Loop Street to Adderley Street: 05h30 – 13h00
Buitengracht Street, inbound between Walter Sisulu and Mechau Street, outbound between Riebeek Street and Helen Suzman Boulevard: 06h30 – 13h00 (Very limited access)
Woodstock, University Estate
De Waal Drive (M3), outbound between Roodebloem Road and Hospital Bend. Traffic will be diverted to Main Road: 05h30 – 11h30
De Waal Drive (M3), city bound from Hospital Bend to Crassula Avenue: 05h30 – 13h00
CBD, Woodstock Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2), Eastbound: 05h30 – 11h30
Nelson Mandela Boulevard (N2), Westbound: 05h30 – 13h00
Hospital Bend (N2, M3) Interchange
Settlers Way (N2), Westbound to M3 (Muizenberg) and Nelson Mandela Boulevard (City): Closed at M5 Interchange, Liesbeek Parkway and Main Road (M4) off-ramps: 05h30 – 11h30
M3 on-ramp from Groote Schuur Hospital (southbound): 05h30 – 11h30
Settlers Way (N2), City bound: Closed at Main Road (M4) off-ramp – Hospital Bend: 05h30 – 13h00
Mowbray, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt
M3 (Rhodes Drive, Union Avenue, Paradise Road, Edinburgh Drive), Southbound, including all on-ramps between Nelson Mandela Boulevard up to Trovato Link up to Steenberg Road (Tokai): 05h30 – 11h30
M3 (Rhodes Drive, Union Avenue, Paradise Road, Edinburgh Drive), Northbound, including all on-ramps between Steenberg Road (Tokai) through Trovato Link and Nelson Mandela Boulevard: 05h30 – 13h00
Wynberg, Constantia, Tokai
M3 Freeway (Blue Route), Southbound, including all on-ramps between City through Trovato Link and Steenberg Road: 05h30 – 11h30
M3 Freeway (Blue Route), Northbound, including all on-ramps between Steenberg Road through Trovato Link to the City: 05h30 – 12h30
Tokai Steenberg Road (M42), both directions between Westlake Drive and Main Road (M4): 06h00 – 12h30
Green Point area
Fritz Sonnenberg between Beach Road and Granger Bay Boulevard – Green Point Circle. Controlled access point: 07h30 – 18h30
Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6), both directions between Beach Road and Green Point Traffic Circle: 07h30 – 18h30
Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6), Westbound from Buitengracht Street to Green Point Traffic Circle: 07h30 – 18h30
York Road, both directions between Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) and Main Road (M61): Saturday 12h00 – Sunday 17h00
06h30 – 13h00
Organisers of the Cycle Tour, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust request that all residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point (including Victoria and Beach Road) do not park along the Main Road and instead use alternative side roads or designated parking areas.