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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...

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...

Santiago, Chile will host the 5th World Bike Forum (WBF5) from March 31st to April 5th. The World Bike Forum is a citizen-led initiative that began in Porto Alegre, Brazil as a way to promote bicycle use and safety in Latin America and around the world. Previous...

Join Despacio for a study tour of Bogotá, Colombia home of the astonishing Ciclovia, one of the world's most extensive bikeway networks, and a bike culture unlike any you've seen. The tour runs from April 7-11, offering participants an intensive, hands-on look at bike infrastructures, policies,...

Despacio spent the last two weeks in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21). We helped coordinate the Sustainable Low-Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT) booth in the Green Zone and the joint FIA Foundation-ITDP-TRF booth in the Blue Zone. We provided visitors with general information about...

In case you wanted to know more about the Hackathon, here are the presentations of the best five proposals. They are also accesible via Slideshare. Hackaton Urbano- ¿Cómo mejorar la seguridad vial de los peatones? from deespacio Hackaton Urbano- Garrote o zanahoria from...

This past Saturday, November 7th, Despacio held its first Urban Hackathon, an academic exercise designed to analyze and find solutions to Bogota's mobility problems. The event was carried in conjunction with the Bogota Chamber of Commerce in their Chapinero office. The event began at 7 AM; participants had around nine hours to analyze one of six mobility problems, using data from the Secretariat of Mobility, Transmilenio, the Chamber of Commerce, Bogota Como Vamos, Despacio, and other entities. The event had 51 participants working in 21 groups.  

Next week there will be a number of sustainable mobility and bike-related events in Bogotá. First we have the eighth annual Bike Week (21st-25th) and the fourth annual International Bicycle Forum (Friday the 25th). On Tuesday the 22nd, Bogotá will hold its third Car-Free Day of 2015. And finally, the...

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...

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...