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Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2013 road closures

Posted Wed, 6 Mar 2013 (20 months ago)
The Cycle Tour is the world’s largest timed cycle race and takes participants on a route of close to 109km around the Cape Peninsula. The City of Cape Town has put together a detailed transport plan for this year’s Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, which takes place on Sunday, 10 March 2013.

 

“The City of Cape Town is proud to once again be hosting this premier event, and we wish participants well as they tackle the challenging route,” says Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Councilor Grant Pascoe.

The following special arrangements will be in place for the day of the event:

  • A free MyCiTi shuttle between the Civic Centre/Thibault Square Station and the Stadium Station. This shuttle service will be free from 06:00 to 18:00
  • Cycle tour sweep buses will be operational at various points along the route, to assist participants who are unable to finish the race
  • Clean-up crew buses will be operational after the race
  • Buses will help transport physiotherapists to stations along the route
  • MyCiTi buses on the Table View trunk route will operate on the normal T1 route with deviation at Paarden Eiland Station onto Marine Drive, meaning there will be no stop at the Woodstock station. The buses will operate on the normal weekend schedule, but start one hour earlier at 05:40. This will be a paid service, using a valid myconnect card. This early start time applies only to the buses travelling in the direction of the city
  • Buses on the Table View feeder routes will start operating earlier than usual for the weekend, from 05:15 onwards. Transport on these routes is not free and must be paid for with a valid myconnect card
     
The Civic Centre Station itself will be closed on the day of the event, and all services stationed there will be temporarily relocated to the Thibault Square Station. This is due to Hertzog Boulevard being closed to normal traffic to allow for participants of the Cycle Tour to access the start. This deviation will be in effect from the start of the bus service at 06:00 until 14:00 whereupon buses will depart from the Civic Centre station.
 
All enquiries regarding transport options for this event may be directed to the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 or by e-mail transport.info@capetown.gov.za.
 
Road closures 
Saturday, 9 March 2013
 
Area Details Time of closure
Foreshore, Cape Town CBD Hertzog Boulevard, outbound carriageway between Heerengracht and Christiaan Barnard
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, 10 March 2013
 
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 Ave (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 Rd
06:15 – 12:15
 
Tokai, Lakeside, Muizenberg, False Bay Coast to Cape Point, Scarborough
 
Main Road (M4) - Between Steenberg Road & Clairvaux Road
Main 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 – 12:30
06:15 – 12h50
 
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 Extension (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 Ave (M6) Hout Bay
07:00 - 17:30
 
Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay, Bakoven
 
Victoria Road (M6) Northbound and Southbound, Princess Road (M90) Hout Bay to Camps Bay
07:00 - 17:30
 
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 James to Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6)
Beach Road/Beach Road to Fritz Sonnenberg
06:00 - 18:30
 
07:30 - 19:30 
 
07:30 – 19:30
Green Point area
 
Fritz Sonnenberg between Beach Road and Granger Bay Blvd 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 Circle
Helen Suzman Boulevard (M6) – Westbound from Green Point Circle to Beach Road
00:00 - 21:00
 
 
04:00 – 19:30

The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, organisers of the Cycle Tour, appeals to all residents in Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point (including Victoria and Beach Road) not to park along the Main Road on the day of the event. Please use alternative side roads or designated parking areas.

Traffic Services personnel will be deployed along the entire route, to assist with the free flow of traffic.
 

Public transport – Sunday, 10 March 2013
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 - 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 - Table View - Civic Centre Service (Additional 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 (Additional service)
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

 

(Image: Jolene Bertoldi of ZA Sites)


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