The new proposed parking rules and tariffs for Cape Town

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The City of Cape Town recently published a revised list of parking rules that includes changes to regulations pertaining to on-street parking, bicycles and e-hailing services.

The draft will be up for public comment until September 18, 2020. According to the city’s mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, there is a need to improve enforcement of parking transgressions and to cater for new transport modes such as e-hailing and electric vehicles while promoting parking that is friendly to the environment in terms of design and management.

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The city also plans to implement cashless payments for parking in the future. Other noteworthy changes to the current policy include, price changes, designated short-term and long-term parking areas and more.

Take a look below at some notable rules from the draft below and be sure to submit your comment to the details at the end of this article.

  • Easier access to on-street parking within central business districts for those who want to park for a short period
  • Easier access to designated on-street parking for people with special needs, such as those in wheelchairs
  • Easier access to designated on-street parking bays for delivery vehicles
  • To encourage short-stay parking within the core of the CBD and longer stay parking on the periphery of the CBD during business hours;
  • Payment through a cashless system by using smart cards or mobile phones to improve convenience and accounting
  • Proposal for different tariffs for certain areas and parking zones
  • Different tariffs for different times of day (morning, afternoon, evening), and over weekends and on public holidays
  • Motorbikes require less parking space the tariff for using a formal motorcycle bay should be lower
  • Convenient drop-and-go bays in business areas or at private developments for lift clubs, e-hailing cars, or e-hailing delivery motorbikes
  • Parking incentives for more sustainable modes of transport such as bicycles, and motorbikes. New generation mobility such as electric vehicles must also be accommodated in future

    The revised policy is available on the City’s website. Read it in full here.

    Please visit: or email to submit your comment by 18 September 2020.

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