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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...

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...

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...

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...

Yesterday, Thursday February 4th, was Car-Free Day in Bogotá, a long-time tradition in the city. To celebrate, Despacio, alongside CityParking and Bicivilízate (our partner in Chile), decided to carry out a number of activities at the intersection of Carrera 11 and Calle 84. Despacio set up a small stand offering free basic...

Over the last year and a half, Despacio carried out a study of strategies to encourage bike use in Bogota and Latin America. The study was part of a project for the Interamerican Development Bank and Universidad de los Andes: "Comprehensive Bicycle Use Strategy in...

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...

This past Monday, we sat down with Oboi Reed, co-founder of Slow Roll Chicago. Oboi is visiting Bogota and Medellin to learn about the relationship between bicycle planning and anti-poverty and anti-violence work in these cities. [caption id="attachment_16417" align="alignnone" width="256"] Oboi Reed, co-founder of Slow Roll Chicago,...