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Bold City: A Bold Vision for Cape Town's Voortrekker Corridor

Bold Idea: Shahid Solomon presented on the Voortrekker Corridor Project, which seeks to engaged the public in a vision process to improve the economic attractiveness and residential conditions of the area around Voortrekker Road Corridor and the Bellville node. It is a bold idea because it requires considerable investor buy in and support from the community and plans to be one of Cape Town's most extensive and imaginative public engagement processes ever.

Speaker: Shahid Solomon.

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Bold City: A Bold Vision for Cape Town's Voortrekker Corridor

  1. 1. THE VOORTREKKER ROAD CORRIDOR An Urban Turnaround Strategy Takes Shape in Cape Town
  2. 2. EVOLUTION OF A CORRIDOR
  3. 3. SIX TRANSITIONS
  4. 4. 11680 – 1860 Wagon Carriage
  5. 5. Voortrekker Road Alignment = Safe Wagon Route over Cape Flats sand & vleis to Outspan (Hardekraaltjie)
  6. 6. 21860 – 1940 Railway Towns & High Streets
  7. 7. • 1849 hard road Reaches Hardekraaltjie Outspan • 1860 Railway line to Maitland, Goodwood, Parow and Bellville • High Street development of town centres as cars become important • Bellville now nexus of Regional Rail System
  8. 8. 3 1940 - 1980 Satellite towns on Rail / Bus Co
  9. 9. As City Grows • Towns become satellites of Greater Cape Town • Civic Pride & Competition • Industrialisation creates Commuter Movement Corridor and Industrial / commercial belt on Voortrekker Road • Bellville becomes important national rail nexus
  10. 10. 4 1980 - 2015 Commuter Suburbs on Rail / Bus / taxi Corridor
  11. 11. • Freeway becomes dominant mover for high income commuters and freight • Development leapfrogs the N1 to capture high income markets and car based shopping
  12. 12. • Voortrekker Road Enters Relative Decline as rail / bus services deteriorate • Bellville and other towns decline, continue to serve Cape Flats communities
  13. 13. POST MODERN HYPER MOBILE REGIONAL CORRIDOR INTEGRATED COMMUTER CITY CORRIDOR CAPE FLATS THE GREAT DISCONNECTION
  14. 14. 5 2015 – 2025 Voortrekker Integrated Rapid Transit Corridor
  15. 15. • My Citi Integrated Rapid Transit • New PRASA Rail Fleet • New Bellville Station
  16. 16. 62025 – 2040 North City Urban Core?
  17. 17. REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
  18. 18. BELLVILLE AT CORE OF 21ST CENTURY REGIONAL COMPLEX • Africa’s Bio Production Heartland • Regional Matrix of Urban Villages: Tourism & Services • Fast Rail connecting Airport, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng • Aerotropolis link to airport
  19. 19. CITY STRUCTURE PERSPECTIVE
  20. 20. BI – NODAL STRUCTURE OF CAPE TOWN’S URBAN CORE Second Node Balancing Historic City Centre
  21. 21. INTEGRATING THE CAPE FLATS Corridor anchors North South grid integration of Cape Flats Second Node is connecting Hub for Symphony Way Corridor that links Khayelitsha to the Urban Core
  22. 22. CAPE TOWN SECOND NODE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE
  23. 23. SECOND NODE DRIVERS • Regional Services Centre: Public, Social and Commercial • Business Processing & Finance Nucleus • Local, Regional and National Transport Hub • Student City • Cape Flats Retail Node • Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Hive • Bio Tech Manufacturing Hub
  24. 24. STRONG KNOWLEDGE & INNOVATION FOCUS • CPUT • University of Stellenbosch: Medical & Business • MRC • UWC • UNISA • Northlink College • Many Others
  25. 25. Bellville’s Star Shape Stretches Growth Cape Town has Adaptable Grid to enable Cohesive Growth
  26. 26. STRADDLING RAILWAY LINE IS CRITICAL COMPACT COHESIVE CITY CORE
  27. 27. WELL NETWORKED AND CONNECTED URBAN CAMPUS
  28. 28. CORRIDOR OPTIONS
  29. 29. A step path into the future
  30. 30. CLEAN & SAFE STREETS & HOUSING & EVENTS & NETWORKS 2013 – 2040
  31. 31. CLEAN & SAFE STREETS & HOUSING & EVENTS & NETWORKS 2013 – 2040 URBAN ACUPUNTURE : 2013 - 2016
  32. 32. CLEAN & SAFE STREETS & HOUSING & EVENTS & NETWORKS 2013 – 2040 CATALYTIC PPP REVELOPMENT & UPGRADING: 2013 - 2016 LARGE SCALE REPACKAGING 2014 -2025
  33. 33. CLEAN & SAFE STREETS & HOUSING & EVENTS & NETWORKS 2013 – 2040 CATALYTIC PPP REVELOPMENT & UPGRADING: 2013 - 2016 LARGE SCALE REPACKAGING: 2013 – 2020 CORRIDOR INTEGRATION 2016 -2040 NEW METRO NODE 2016 -2040
  34. 34. VRC INTEGRATED PROGRAMME
  35. 35. REGIONAL SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP INNOVATION ENABLER INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITATOR PROGRAMME PACKAGER DEVELOPMENT CATALYST REGIONAL CHAMPION SOCIO ECONOMIC INTEGRATOR STRATEGIC CONVERSATION MANAGER URBAN ORGANISER
  36. 36. Business Cluster & Theme Parks Tygerberg Bio-science park Bellville Financial Hub Tygerberg Trade and Exhibition Centre / Expo Boston creative hub Haardekraaljie sports centre Bellville - CTIA "Aerotropolis"
  37. 37. Nodal Precincts Nodal Precinct Ha Avail. Units Peopl e Value Wingfield + Transnet 321 200 40 000160 000 R 12 Billion Belcon 340 233 46 600186 400 R 14 Billion Stikland Hospital 140 140 28 000 112 000 R 8.4 Billion Tygerberg Hospital 75 75 15 000 60 000 R 4.5 Billion 876 648 129 600518 400 R 38.8 Billion
  38. 38. Urban Acupunture • Strategic Locations • Key Intersections • Well Located Public land • Stations & Transport Interchanges • Catalytic Effect on Systems & Perceptions • Do-able within 18 months – 2 years
  39. 39. URBAN ORGANISER CID Operations Integrated Transport Operations Security Agency Capacity Building CCTV Safe Transport & Parking Constructive Parks & Public Spaces Problem Buildings
  40. 40. Clean & Safe CIDs Great Events Ubuntu Market FROM AMBITION TO ACTION: TURNING POTENTIAL INTO PROSPERITY
  41. 41. True Sustainability Global Competitiveness Low Carbon Future Social Inclusiveness African Urbanity
  42. 42. SUSTAINABILITY ARGUMENT Worst Case Scenario: Doubling of Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 2040 will place massive carbon tax burden on growth Urban Core is energy efficient, carbon efficient, adaptable, inclusive & sustainable alternative
  43. 43. THANK YOU www.gtp.org.za

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