| The Development of
| Against competition from
motor transport the last tram ran from Adderley Street to Sea Point in 1939. At
this time a Hillman Minx motor car could be bought for £258 (6 times the
annual wage of an unskilled worker). Horse drawn carriages or 'hansom cabs'
were still common in the 1930s but dwindled over the next decades.
Urban Planners engaged in a major
land reclamation scheme to
develop the Duncan Dock and provide space for freeways. 1959 saw the opening of
De Waal Drive and Table Bay Boulevard, then in 1968 the Eastern Boulevard cut
through the recently condemned District Six.
In 1978 the Western Bypass was built (though still has a
missing section) and became a further barrier between the city and the shore.
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