#Cycling in Colombia. @globalsiteplans

#Cycling in Colombia. @globalsiteplans

As I’m writing this on a typical Colombian Sunday, the famous opinion magazine Semana published an article about the political rebirth of the former mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa. In this article the magazine exposes that it is not political ideology or interests that makes Peñalosa popular (and a strong contender of the coming presidential elections in May), but his capacity for executing plans that actually improve the quality of life for the people that elected him. And it is exactly this ability for rapid execution that made the much-studied transformation of Colombia’s capital during the last years possible. This transformation was based primarily on the fierce defense of public transportation and a struggle to empower ownership of public spaces by citizens. One of the policies developed in Bogotá was the creation of permanent bike paths, or “Ciclorrutas” as they ...

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