Noordhoek Ratepayers Association (NRPA) has approached the City of Cape Town for permission to construct bus shelters to protect people from the rain and sun while they wait for their transport home every afternoon. “The people using taxi and buses are mainly domestic workers and it is important that they have a dignified and sheltered place to wait,” says Brad Bing NRPA Chairman.
“We want these shelters to fit in with the natural look and feel of Noordhoek, rather than be the standard colourful, plastic bus shelters the city usually provides,” says Bing. “Obviously, the city can’t give us special treatment, but – with enough community buy-in – the NRPA can put forward a case to put them up,” he says.
The planned shelters would be made from wood so that they have a natural look that fits in with tranquillity of the Noordhoek community. They’d be situated at the bottom of Silvermine Road before Village Lane, at the Mountain and Beach Road junction, and at the Noordhoek Garden Emporium, where people are currently waiting for taxis.
Being #GoodNeighbours is one of the NPRA 2030 Vision’s six community goals. Looking after those who visit us in the Valley for work or pleasure improves quality of life for all of us and enhances our reputation as a special place in South Africa.
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