Mass Dismay as Impasse Kills Ride

Cape Times (South Africa), November 15, 2013 | Go to article overview

Mass Dismay as Impasse Kills Ride


BYLINE: Zara Nicholson Metro Writer

AS the fallout over the cancellation of the monthly #Moonlight Mass cycling event rages on, the city and the organisers have locked horns over who should take responsibility for safety issues.

Cyclists have taken to social media to express their disappointment that the city has pulled the plug on the event, which has grown from 30 to around 4 000 cyclists since January last year.

Sunday's event has been cancelled because the city says the organisers, Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum, have failed to address safety issues.

But Kirshenbaum says since March there had been no official meeting requested by the city.

The event takes place monthly on a full moon night and is the brainchild of Graham and Kirshenbaum, who started it last year as a social experiment to promote cycling as a mode of transport.

Starting at Green Point Circle, the 9km ride goes through Mouille Point, Green Point Main Road, Long Street, Loop Street and into Greenmarket Square.

Last week the city revoked the annual permit, which expires next month.

Earlier, the city's executive director for events and tourism, Anton Groenewald, said the city event organisers ignored several requests to address safety concerns.

Mayoral committee member for events and tourism Grant Pascoe said the city was prepared to work with organisers to make the event work but that organisers had to take responsibility for safety issues.

"The event has grown to 4 000 people and the law states that if an event has more than 2 000 participants, then certain safety measures have to be implemented with a certain number of traffic and disaster risk management staff. …

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