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The City of Cape Town is pulling out all the stops to reduce traffic in the metro, including the introduction of flexible working hours and allowing officials to work from home. The strategy meant to reduce traffic volumes will be presented to council for approval by the end of March. The plan suggests that the private sector should explore the introduction of compressed work weeks, and proposes incentives for carpooling and public transport use. Furthermore, the city says increasing the cost of parking and ultimately reducing the availability of parking bays counts among the interventions to reduce the attractiveness of private vehicle use to business districts. The Mother City is one of the most congested cities in the world. Dutch navigation equipment maker TomTom recently rated Cape Town as the most congested city in SA and 47th internationally on its list of the world’s most congested cities. Brett Herron, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member responsible for transport, said on ...

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