Gearing up for Cycle Jozi Week

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The City of Johannesburg is on a mission to enhance Egoli as a safe cycling-friendly zone.

The  newly-launched Cycle Jozi Week, from 16 to 22 March 2015, is set to have the citizens of the city gearing up for endless hours of speed,  power and excitement.

This proud week-long cycling initiative follows from the successful Freedom Rides held in and around the city over the past two years.

The  week of cycling mania is made possible through a partnership between key stakeholders in the form of the City of Johannesburg Council, lead sponsor Hollard Insurance, Qhubeka (the official charity of the week, which will support the distribution of bicycles in areas including Soweto, Alexandra and Diepsloot) and Linkd Environmental Services (event organisers).

The City of Johannesburg will be hoping that cycling enthusiasts will come out in great numbers throughout the week, but none more so than at the final stage of the Cycle Jozi Week on Sunday, 22 March (08h00 to 12h00), known as the Freedom Ride, with a route from Sandton, via Alexandra and back to Sandton, along the city’s cycle lanes. The Provincial Department of Transport has pledged its support to this exciting ride.

The Freedom Ride taking place this Sunday , 22 March from 06:00 till 14:00 will impact on various roads during the morning.   Most of the road closures are rolling road closures manned by points  men that will manage traffic flow. Herewith included are maps outlining access end egress routes and parking facilities. Note that JMPD will be impounding illegally parked vehicles and normal traffic enforcement will be in place.

Road Closures are as follow :

  • Total Road Closures are from 6 am till 8.30 am on Rivonia Road between West and 5th
  • Total Road Closures around Mushroom Park will be in place from 06:00 till 14:00 and the affected roads are Daisy  and Pretoria Rds.

The balance of the road closures are rolling closures with points men at each of the crossings and intersections.

  • Grayston /Helen
  • Grayston / Linden
  • Grayston/M1 on and off ramps
  • Grayston /Andries
  • Andries /Chadwick
  • Chadwick/5th Street
  • Chadwick/4th Street
  • Chadwick /Thora
  • Thora ( Florance Moposha ) and 10th avenue
  • 10th avenue /Alfred Nzo
  • Alfred Nzo/8th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue ( 8th ) /9th street
  • Corlett Drive /Louis Botha
  • Corlett/Scott
  • Scott/Stirling Street
  • Hamlin Street/Pretoria Street
  • Pretoria /Kruger Street
  • Kruger /4th street
  • 4th street/12th avenue
  • 12th avenue/Central road
  • Central Road /11th ( Houghton)
  • 11th Ave/Cross M1
  • 11th Avenue /Oxford Rd
  • Cotswold/Saxonwold
  • Saxonwold /Erlswold
  • Earlswold/Jan Smuts
  • Princess of Wales/Lower Park Drive
  • Lower Park/Cardigan Street
  • Cardigan/Chester
  • Chester /Jan Smuts
  • Jan Smuts /Oxford
  • Rivonia Rd /Pretoria Rd
  • Finish at Mushroom Park




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