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Open Streets brings people together

Streets thumbCape Town's new Open Streets movement takes an old idea from Bogotá, Colombia, and turns city thoroughfares over to residents, who use the space for breaking down social barriers – and having a lot of fun.

Watch: A drone’s-eye view of Cape Town

On a recent holiday in Cape Town, Eric Chen, a director at Chinese aerial photography company DJI, flew his drone "quadcopter" off the top of Lion's Head for a stunning airborne GoPro-filmed tour of Table Mountain, the city bowl, rocky shores and smooth beaches, seals playing in the surf and great white shark cage-diving.

Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to play

Capetonians make the streets of Observatory their own for a day. (Image: Rory Williams)   20 February 2014 Get out your car and on your bike,...

Cape Town’s Open Streets bring the people out to play

Get out your car and on your bike, skateboard or feet. Cape Town's new Open Streets movement takes an old idea from Bogotá, Colombia, and turns city thoroughfares over to residents, who use the space for breaking down social barriers – and having a lot of fun.