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Access: Transforming travel planners

Typical travel planners provide a great service to users: they indicate what travel mode they should take if they indicate where they need to go. But they could go beyond that and provide a better service by providing access rather than transport. We have learned that...

We'll be posting some of the photos we took before, during and after "The Place" here. This will be updated slowly but surely. ...

Last week, Despacio led an interactive workshop for the Colombian Ministry of Transport regarding their Sectoral Action Plan (PAS) to mitigate climate change in the transport sector. Despacio coordinated all event logistics, including invitations to relevant government actors, a technical guide regarding the activities, a report discussing...

Despacio will be at the Bogotá International Book Festival this week. Each year, the festival invites a different country to present its books and aspects of its culture. The Netherlands is this year's invited country, bringing authors, architects, films, and bicycle products to Bogotá. Despacio will be at two...

Despacio is part of the Sustainable Transport Award selection committee. Every year, the award is given to a different city for its leadership, vision, and achievements in sustainable transport and urban planning during the past year. More than ten cities have won the award since its start in 2005. The committee...

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) was held in Paris at the end of last year. There, delegates set a new climate goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels. They agreed upon this goal because the previous goal of a...

Join the Cycling Embassy of Denmark, Bicivilízate (Chile) and Despacio for "The Bikeable City" Masterclass in Copenhagen from August 22 to 26, 2016. The course is designed for people in Latin America interested in leading bike-inclusion processes and improving mobility and accessibility in their respective cities. The purpose of the course is...

At the end of last year, we launched an experiment through social media called "Despacio se llega lejos" (Slowly, you can go far). The experiment asked participants to send Despacio postcards to friends or family that lived far away. Although snail mail is a slow mode of communication, in some ways it seemed more emotionally significant. Above you can see a map of all the cities where the postcards have arrived. Below, a few photos of the recipients. If you want to send a Despacio postcard, or if you have sent one already, please write ome@despacio.org. We still have a lot of postcards and we will continue to update the map and photos as more people join. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Originally posted by SUTP  You’ve always wanted to know how to overcome problems arising from unmanaged and illegal parking and how to design and install effective On-Street Parking management? This toolkit will help you design safer streets and may support creating a more efficient street use. The...

As part of the Ecomobility World Festival 2015 in Johannesburg, Executive Director Carlosfelipe Pardo wrote an article titled  "Promoting sustainable mobility – key theoretical and practical issues". The article looks at how to promote sustainable transport, particularly in changing people's attitudes and behavior. Pardo therefore proposed different practices...