Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine LM

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa


Open Streets Cape Town, a community-driven organization that aims to create safer and more inclusive streets through initiatives like Open Streets Days, aims to further break the barriers that divide communities by considering a larger scale initiative – a Car-Free Day. To investigate the potential of a Car-Free Day in Cape Town, we conducted archival research on events occurring globally, documented expert stakeholder opinions, and assessed public acceptance of the initiative. Analyses revealed key factors for success including coordination with existing events that unite sectors of the larger community and creative efforts to motivate a civic response reducing the need for enforcement measures. A matrix of options that can be combined to implement a successful Car-Free Day was developed.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies