Pressure mounts to open Chapman’s Peak

The City of Cape Town has demanded answers from the province regarding its response to alleged safety...

A City of Cape Town logo. Picture: Danya Philander/Eyewitness News

The City of <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix="u1"?><city u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on">Cape Town has demanded answers from the province regarding its response to alleged safety risks on Chapman’s <street w:st="on"><address w:st="on">Peak Drive.

There was renewed pressure to re-open the route for the <place w:st="on"><placetype w:st="on">Cape<placename w:st="on">Argus/Pick ’n Pay Cycle Tour on 8 March.

The city said the annual cycle tour was a unique opportunity to showcase its scenic beauty, adding that Chapman’s Peak was a critical part of that.

“In order to ensure that the cycle tour remains as important as it does, it’s very critical that Chapman’s Peak remains open and available for the tour we just believe that every effort is got to be made now to ensure that it can be opened”, Mayco’s Ian Nielson explained.