Thursday, March 19, 2015

Once in a lifetime event in Johannesburg SA

EcoMobility World Festival will transform Sandton into a car-free central business district in October 2015. Arguably, it will be the only car-free CBD in entire Africa! October this year, the world will see a first-of-its-kind experiment to bring about a shift from car-dominated transport to EcoMobility in cities: Johannesburg will close a key part of Sandton Central Business District to cars and encourage walking, cycling and use of public transport for the entire month. The happening is framed as EcoMobility World Festival, the first such event in Africa and the second in the world. Mayor Parks Tau has officially launched the EcoMobility World Festival project on 17 March 2015 at an event attended by key stakeholders in Johannesburg.“We have never imagined Sandton, the economic powerhouse of Joburg, to be a parking lot. We need to redefine mobility in Sandton. The new mobility needs to be an integrated one that serves people. It will happen in October, the future will be seen today. Driven by ICLEI, we will partner with local organizations and stakeholders to make the EcoMobility World Festival a success and a beneficial experience for all those involved,” announced the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Parks Tau.

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