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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...

On February 4, 2016 (Car-Free Day), Bogota's government implemented a new segregated bikeway along Carrera 11 (11th Avenue) between 82nd and 100th Streets. Prior to this, the bikeway ran along the sidewalk and was the main north-south route in that part of the city. Despacio decided to analyze...

During the second half of 2015, Despacio was busy putting together the "Bicycle Infrastructure Guide for Colombian Cities" for the Colombian Ministry of Transport. This is the country's first attempt to formally coordinate the design and implementation of bicycle infrastructure in its cities. Despacio is excited and...

The Universidad de los Andes School of Medicine  has recently published a new factsheet "Are we moving towards healthier cities?" Despacio contributed to the factsheet. The short report explains the health benefits of active transport in Bogota and in Colombia overall. A few key statistics: 34% of Colombian...

Despacio recently translated a GIZ report on the role of open data in sustainable transport into Spanish.  The report includes a definition of open data, its relevance to public transit, and its applicability to developing countries. The publication was released last Friday in anticipation of the Hackathon on November...

After carrying out a major research project about motorcycles in five Latin American cities, CAF has published a new book entitled, "Motorcycles in Latin America: profile of their use and impacts on mobility in five cities in the region." Despacio assisted in the interview portion of...

The rise of motorcycles in Bogotá, as in the rest of the country, has been remarkably fast over the past decade, but measures to deal with this phenomenon have not kept apace. Although international experiences provide some insight and solutions, there is a lack of detailed knowledge on...