Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has a made a 'short sighted' and 'backward move' by halting the bicycle lane project.
Vadi says the bicycle lanes are also for people who walk to work due to constrained economic circumstances.
It's not just about cycling. It is also about pedestrians. If more than 10% of people are walking to work, then you need to have infrastructure built for that.— Ismail Vadi, Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC
It's healthier. It's cheaper. It's good for people if they walk for one or two kilometers to work.— Ismail Vadi, Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC
Responding to comments that there are unused cycle lanes built in Braamfontein, Vadi says he agrees that the City has failed to promote these options to the public.
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Mashaba said the project will resume once all roads in the City are tarred.