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Open Streets Africa

Inspired in Bogota’s weekly Ciclovia programme, which creates a network of temporary car-free streets throughout the Colombian capital every Sunday, the concept of Open Streets has spread to other parts of the world, including a number of African cities.


Cities are using Open Streets to drive sustainable mobility, create more pedestrian friendly spaces, facilitate public engagement, and more.

Having been involved in the genesis of the programme in Cape Town, we are supporting other cities to develop similar initiatives.

Through Open Streets Africa we want to help grow Open Streets in African cities.


Open Streets is a powerful tool. We work with city governments, foundations, and communities to support the design of Open Streets programmes that meet the need of municipalities of different sizes and locations; and provide further strategic support towards long term interventions.

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Given the nascency of the programme in many African cities, there is a need for policies that enable a changing use of streets.


With our networks and partners across African cities as well as Latin America, we advise on practical policy interventions and facilitate exchange with counterparts in other cities of the Global South.


Images and stories are powerful ways to communicate the impact of an Open Streets programme.


We have developed practical techniques to spread the word about new programmes, capture success stories, document learnings, and to publish and disseminate captivating stories through conventional and non-conventional channels. 

Resource hub

Open Streets Africa is also a hub of knowledge and resources.


As a work in progress, we will be updating this page soon with resources, examples, and much more!

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