|Implementation of the Corridors of Freedom is a long-term developmental programme that will require significant capital outlay by the City and other spheres of government together with a range of private sector responses and community involvement.
The story maps visually show the progress the City is making on implementing various plans, projects and other initiatives in the Corridors.
The City’s implementation is focused on:
In order to facilitate more development along the corridors in the form of a more compact and dense urban form and a greater mix of land uses, bulk infrastructure (storm water, water and electricity) must be of the highest quality and have the capacity to sustain this development. The various Municipal Owned Entities are implementing a range of projects to support the envisaged development.
Safe neighbourhoods designed for cycling and walking:
A key component in realising the Corridors of Freedom is the construction of a quality public transport system and associated cycling/ pedestrian infrastructure. To this end the City is implementing the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid System and an extensive network of non-motorised transport to facilitate cycling and walking. Significant walk and cycle ways construction are undertaken within the Corridors to link areas to the transit system and to promote healthy lifestyles; thereby contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions. A number of pedestrian bridges and upgraded pedestrian crossings are constructed to improve safety of pedestrians, including access for people with disabilities.
Mixed use developments that will stimulate economic activity and create opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs:
Diverse accommodation types and tenure options:
On average, the population in the 3 corridors will increase from 7 436 people per square kilometre to 41 632 people per square kilometre. High density residential developments within the corridors need to support a range of typologies, densities and incomes. The City is investing in a range of housing developments to realise the envisioned social inclusivity within the Corridors.