Sea Point Promenade

Cyclists and skateboarders may soon be booted from the Sea Point Promenade. Image via Twitter @AviMayer

Sea Point Promenade: City proposes to remove cyclists and skateboarders

The City of Cape Town has put forth a proposal that cyclists and skateboarders be booted from Sea Point Promenade for pedestrians’ safety.

Sea Point Promenade

Cyclists and skateboarders may soon be booted from the Sea Point Promenade. Image via Twitter @AviMayer

The Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town is the perfect place to go cycling or skateboarding with the Atlantic Ocean breeze in your face. Unfortunately for Cape Town residents, this may soon be a thing of the past. 

According to IOL, there is a proposal in place to make the popular attraction a walking-only zone. This because a large percentage of Sea Point Promenade visitors are the elderly and children who could, according to the City of Cape Town, easily be run over by cyclists and skateboarders.


Speaking to IOL, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for urban mobility Rob Quintas said approximately 90% of those who enjoy the scenic Sea Point Promenade are pedestrians or joggers.

Quintas also mentioned that in the last eight years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people visiting the attraction and the rise in the speed of cyclists, skateboarders and e-scooter users. 

“Given these challenges, we are recommending some changes to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all those who visit this iconic stretch along the Atlantic seaboard.”

Rob Quintas

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The findings come after a five-month investigation between February and June 2021. A site visit was conducted by Rob Quintas and other officials in September of the same year.

The City of Cape Town proposes the following: 

  • Pedestrians (including wheelchairs and prams) only between Mouille Point and the Pavilion swimming pool at the Sea Point Promenade.
  • Cyclists on pedal bicycles, skateboarders and rollerbladers should share the sidewalk on the seaside of Beach Road. 
  • No e-bikes, e-scooters or motorised devices will be allowed on Sea Point Promenade. This includes the sidewalk on the seaside of Beach Road. 


The City of Cape Town has given members of the public the opportunity to voice their concerns about the proposal. 

You can share your concerns via the City’s government’s online platform here. This platform will close on Sunday 10 April. 

Members of the public can also voice their concerns in person between 14:00 and 19:00 at the Sea Point Civic Centre on Tuesday 15 March and on Thursday 17 March. 

The last day for this will be on Saturday 26 March between 10:00 and 14:00 at the Sea Point Promenade. 

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