City of Cape Town invites tenders for 80 tuk-tuk licences

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The tender for the provision of tuk-tuk public transport services was issued on Friday 15 April 2016 by Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority.

‘We want to use this tender process to appoint public transport operators who will operate 80 tuk-tuk vehicles across eight areas in Cape Town and the far south. The tuk-tuk vehicles are intended for those wanting to travel short distances of 3 km or less to local destinations.’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.

The eight initial areas where the tuk-tuk vehicles will be allowed to operate are as follows:

  • Fresnaye and Bantry Bay
  • Sea Point
  • Green Point
  • Bo-Kaap and De Waterkant
  • Tamboerskloof
  • Walmer Estate, University Estate, Zonnebloem and District Six
  • Kalk bay, St James and Fish Hoek
  • Simon’s Town

Preference will be given to those tenderers who will make use of electric vehicles.