The Western Cape government wants people to travel to work by bike instead of using their vehicles to protect the environment.
The province’s MEC of Transport and Public Works’, Daylin Mitchell, on Wednesday cycled around Cape Town’s city centre to promote a cycle-to-and-from-work initiative.
He said, it has always been the provincial government’s priority to promote non-motorised transport in order to decrease carbon emissions in the province.
“We promote and advocate for non-motorised transport to use in the city. We are looking to decrease carbon emissions. I think bicycles are easily accessible modes of transport, especially for our communities,” Mitchell said.
According to the Quartz Africa website, South Africa was Africa’s biggest carbon emitter, with 471.6 million metric tons of carbon (MtC) emitted in 2019, up from 464.4 million MtC.
The country saw a 1.5% increase in carbon emissions in 2019.
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