Sandton Central's street-by-street guide to road access during the EcoMobility Festival

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Getting around the Sandton CBD during the World EcoMobility Festival, from 1 October to 31 October 2015, is going to be different from usual. Driven by the City of Johannesburg, the upcoming EcoMobility Festival is part of the city’s plan to decongest traffic and give preference to public transport, bicycles and pedestrians on our streets.

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In line with leading world cities, the month-long festival will introduce new pedestrian zones, cycling lanes, bus lanes, public transport resources and some traffic restrictions in CBD.

Elaine Jack, City Improvement District Manager for Sandton Central Management District (SCMD), says that information will play an important role in communicating the changes that Sandton’s street users can expect, to help them to adapt to the changes and take part in this opportunity to find new, better, and more environmentally respectful ways of getting around Sandton, as part of this global event.

SCMD has facilitated communication between the City of Johannesburg and businesses in the Sandton CBD over the past nine months in preparation for the festival. Now, over the next month and during October, SCMD will provide simple, easy-to-understand information for people who work, visit and live in Sandton to help everyone get around the Sandton CBD during the festival. You can find this information on the website and on Twitter.

Sandton Central EcoMobility Festival Street Guide 

·         If the street you are looking for isn’t listed here, it is not a direct part of the EcoMobility Festival.

·         Local vehicle users are people who work, live or need to visit one of the buildings along a controlled street.

·         This information may be subject to changes.

5th Street (between Fredman Drive and Rivonia Road)

·         Part of the public transport loop

·         Bus lane, which can also be used by private vehicles needing to make a left turn into buildings, such as the Da Vinci hotel.

·         Public transport stops near Maude Street and opposite the library

·         Open to all vehicles

Alice Lane (between West Street and 5th Street)

·         Will operate as a cul-de-sac

·         Only local vehicle users and SCC exhibition trucks will have limited access at a managed access point on the corner of 5th Street

·         More pedestrians and cycling encouraged

·         Some holding for Metered taxis

Fredman Drive (between Rivonia Road and 5th Street)

·         Part of the public transport loop

·         Bus lane, which can also be used by private vehicles needing to make a left turn into buildings, such as 24 Central.

·         Public transport stops near the corner of Rivonia Road, between Gwen Lane and Protea Place and between West Street and Fifth

Gwen Lane

·         Open on all weekdays, but will operate as a cul-de-sac

·         Entry/exit on Fredman Drive only

·         During weekday peak hours the JSE, HSBC and Deutsche Bank will be able to exit onto Maude Street towards Rivonia Road via the current dedicated channelized island lane.

·         On Sunday, 25 October, managed access will be provided from Fredman Drive for the Discovery Duathlon.

Maude Street (between West Street and Rivonia Road)

·         One-way street, from West Street to Rivonia Road

·         Only accessible from West Street’s east carriageway intersection

·         No access to Gwen Lane

Maude Street West (between West Street and 5th Street)

·         Will operate as a cul-de-sac.

·         Entry/exit only on 5th Street

·         Only local vehicle users will have limited access at managed access points on the corner of 5th Street

Rivonia Road (between Fredman Drive and 5th Street)

·         Part of the public transport loop

·         Bus lane, which can also be used by private vehicles needing to make a left turn into buildings, such Nedbank

·         Public transport stops near the corners of 5th Street, West Street and to the north of Maude Street

·         Open to all vehicles

Stella Street

·         Only local vehicle users and construction vehicles will have access from West Street’s eastern carriageway

·         Users are encouraged to use Maude Street East to exit onto Rivonia Road.

West Street (between Rivonia Road and Fredman Drive)

·         Dedicated pedestrian zone for the EcoMobility Festival on the western carriageway from Citi Bank near Maude Street to Fredman Drive.

·         The eastern carriageway is open for local vehicle users and construction vehicles only from the Fredman Drive intersection. It will provide limited access to Maude Street East (which is a one-way from West Street and Rivonia Road) and Stella Street, but cannot be used as a through route to Rivonia Road at its southern end.

·         Managed access points at Fredman Drive and Rivonia Road

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:06

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