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Lisa Kane A_Weather Tunnel Exhibition (THF)

The seduction of a ‘free-flow’ Foreshore

The Foreshore proposals still on the table present a future Cape Town where vehicles travel unimpeded at speed across a sparkling landscape. These images of a future Cape Town where traffic congestion is no more is a sensuous and seductive sight. We are lulled and comforted by this frustration-free and flowing future. The counterpoint to … The seduction of a...

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Lisa Kane Streets which “embody respect”_

Streets which embody respect?

We sat in a formal board-room table overlooking central Cape Town just before Christmas of 2012. We were a small, enthusiastic bunch of street geeks (some of whom went on to set up Open Streets Cape Town) listening intently as each took turns to answer the question: “so, what do you want?” I scribbled a … Streets which embody respect?...

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Lisa Kane Four truths about roads and ‘unfinished’ freeways

Four truths about roads and ‘unfinished’ freeways

When exasperated Professor of Transport Policy, Phil Goodwin took to the stage for his inaugural lecture at the University College London, with a lecture memorably titled, Solving Congestion (when we must not build roads, increase spending, lose votes, damage the economy, and will never find equilibrium), he took a well-aimed swipe at the ignorance about … Four truths about roads...

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