Actor Danny Glover supports EcoMobility drive
Glover is in South Africa to show his support for the festival which aims to reduce congestion in Sandton.
JOHANNESBURG - Motorists have been urged to abandon their cars from Monday and embrace EcoMobility month by making use of alternative modes of transport.
Mayor Parks Tau says he will be setting an example by using buses, cycle lanes and walkways.
Hollywood actor and humanitarian Danny Glover is in South Africa to show his support for the initiative.
Construction work in Sandton is not quite finished yet, but city officials have assured commuters that everything will be ready by Monday.
There'll be several road closures and dedicated lanes for public transport. Work has also been done to introduce walkways and bicycle lanes.
Glover says this is not just about reducing congestion but it's also about the environment.
"Climate change changes the whole scenario about what we think we are entitled to. We are not entitled to drive our car when we want, all the time."
Tau says the city wants to bring the number of cars in Sandton down to 43%.
LISTEN: Actor Danny Glover in SA