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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...