To introduce a more environmentally friendly method of transportation, the Western Cape government has urged residents that live close to their place of work to rather travel by bicycle instead of using their vehicles.
According to the province’s MEC of Transport and Public Works’, Daylin Mitchell, it has always been at the top of local government’s list to get residents to travel by bicycle to decrease carbon emissions in the province, News24 reported. Mitchell says that the provincial transport department is also collaborating with the NGO, Open Streets in order to boost the use of non-motorised transport.
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Quartz Africa reports that South Africa has been identified as Africa’s worst polluter, with a 1.5% increase in carbon emissions in 2019, as the country relies on coal to fire up 30,000 MW of electricity that caters for about 80% of the country’s energy needs.
Meanwhile, the City of Cape Town has asked motorist to who are due to renew their vehicle license discs in August to do so sooner rather than later. Executive Deputy Mayor, Ian Neilson indicated that customers who are renewing their motor vehicle license discs via the City’s e-Services may experience high volumes and subsequent delays in processing as motor vehicle registration centres across the metro, are also subjected to closures due to COVID-19 regulations.
“We also remind motorists that offices may have longer queues during this time, due to the high volumes of 2020 licence renewal extensions that are coming to an end. Motorists should always act proactively, check their licence discs on their vehicles and plan for a longer renewal turnaround time. Phone ahead of time to check whether a particular office is open. The City’s CTAlerts page on Twitter is updated regularly, so customers may check the page for operational updates,” Neilson reiterated.
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