Urban Mobility can be defined as Cape Town’s cardiovascular system. We need healthy arteries where the lifeblood moves without blockages and the integrated public transport system – from trains to buses to minibus-taxis and e-hailing services – acts as the beating heart that connects people with opportunities.

Our road networks must enable business activity and job creation. Transport services must keep us moving, and ensure goods and services are delivered. Capetonians must be able to move, efficiently, and be spoilt for choice when it comes to commuting, be it for work or leisure.

These choices must be affordable and sustainable. It is simple: the more mobile our people, goods, and services, the better our chances of economic recovery. Productivity, job creation, and investment go hand in hand with an efficient, well-run, and reliable transport system. The focus is beyond transport as we need to work closer with other spheres of government, and partners in the private sector to achieve greater connectivity across Cape Town.

Vision

The Urban Mobility Directorate has an integral part to play in a more connected Cape Town that provides more options and more opportunities, with an effective and efficient integrated public transport service, together with a road network that connects communities to opportunities as well as enables business to grow.

Transport Planning Authority

Transport Planning Authority

Planning an efficient transport system that meets the needs of people and the economy.

Investment Management

Investment Management

Managing our resources and revenue streams to maximise the impact of our investments.

Network Operations Management

Network Operations Management

 Ensuring that that the transport network supports the efficient movement of people and goods.

Contracting Authority

Contracting Authority

Contracting with vehicle operating companies and others to provide world class transport services; preparing to administer the subsidised bus contracts in terms of the National Land Transport Act.

Transport Enforcement

Transport Enforcement

Making our transport network and infrastructure safe and secure.

Urban Planning

Urban Planning

 Planning our city to support transit oriented development and a compact city form.

Municipal Regulatory Entity

Municipal Regulatory Entity

Ready to take responsibility for governing the issuing of minibus taxi operating licences once national government has assigned this to the City as required by the National Land Transport Act.

Liaison, Communication and Stakeholder Management

Liaison, Communication and Stakeholder Management

Building strong relationships with our partners, communities, the public and visitors.

Human Settlements

Human Settlements

Facilitating quality, affordable housing close to jobs, schools and services.

Business Management

Business Management

Using data to work smart, measure our performance and meet the needs of our customers and investors.

Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure Management

Looking after our road and transport assets for current and future generations.

Urban Sustainability

Urban Sustainability

Conserving our natural assets and reducing our carbon footprint for a sustainable future.

Latest News

Reminder to comment on draft plan to improve public transport and access

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Residents are reminded to comment on the City of Cape Town’s new Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan (CITP), outlining the strategies and plans for the next five years – 2023 to 2028 – to improve transport in Cape Town, including access to a range of transport choices that are sustainable and dignified. The closing date for comments is 30 November 2022.

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New asphalt for Old Paarl Rd, other busy roads in Bellville

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The City of Cape Town’s Urban Mobility Directorate will be resurfacing sections of major roads in Bellville and surrounds from the end of November until February 2023. One of the roads to be worked on is Old Paarl Road (R101) which carries a high volume of traffic in the morning and afternoon peak hour periods. The work will have an impact on traffic flow and commuters are requested to plan accordingly.

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