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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...

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!

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...

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...