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The cycling project aims to eventually link more scenic venues within cycling range of South African cities The cycling project aims to eventually link more scenic venues within cycling range of South African cities

Cape Town Adds Picturesque Cycling Lane

The City of Cape Town has added a dedicated 5.58 km cycling route between Bloubergstrand and the West Coast village of Melkbos, which is home to Africa’s only nuclear power plant.

The lane is described as one of the most picturesque in the world, passing by some of Cape Town’s best surfing beaches, with views of Robben Island and Table Mountain.

It runs along the eastern edge of the M14, and is three metres wide – allowing for two-way cycling traffic, with a curb creating a safe barrier from other vehicles.

The lane was structurally created in line with European cycling paths, which are often used by families on vacation; and the civil engineering solution from Cape Town’s MyCity bus project was also applied, to separate private vehicle traffic from bus lanes.