Three kilometres of Cape Town's M4 through Observatory, Salt River, Woodstock and District Six (Main, Victoria and Sir Lowry Roads) will become a car-free corridor for residents and visitors to enjoy as shared public space on 25 February 2018. Closed to motorised vehicles between 08:00 - 14:00, the roads will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety.
The theme for Open Street Cape Town's second "Open Street Main Road" is "Coming together to create solidarity around the water crisis". It will be an opportunity for citizens (and, of course, visitors) to engage in constructive conversation and action about how we can all work together to reduce our water consumption.
Among other water-related activities, WWF South Africa will host a "Water Wise Hub", the Cape Town Science Centre will host a "Hack the Water Crisis" event, ActionArte Foundation SA will be putting on a circus/theatre performance around the theme of water, and Miss Earth South Africa and Explore4Knowledge will co-host the "WATER Cape Town" awareness campaign. The City of Cape Town will also have water-saving information available at the Open Streets information booth for everyone taking part.
"Open Street Main Road" is organised by Open Streets Cape Town, a local non-profit organisation, in partnership with the City of Cape Town's Transport and Urban Development Authority, with the financial support of the WWF Nedbank Green Trust, Millennium Trust and Woolworths, as well as the help of many volunteers, residents and friends of the NPO.