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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

The Bogotá 2014 Bicycle Account presents a preliminary English-language study of trends, perceptions and needs for cycling in Bogotá. It uses a combination of empirical data on bicycle infrastructure and use in Bogotá and survey data on social perceptions of bicycle use in the city. The...

We created a campaign for the District Institute for Recreations and Sports as part of their “Pedalea por Bogota” program, which encourages people to use bicycles as their main mode of transportation. This is part of an initiative known as “know to promote,” based in in surveys and analysis. Click here for an article from El Espectador and at the end of this post, a more technical explanation of the process. Below is the final product: ten pieces that present different messages to promote bicycles, for both digital and printed distribution. They are available for anyone to use (obviously, if you use them, keep the logos there to give credit where credit is due). If interested, you can click to download each one as a jpeg, perfect for printing. We also have printed copies that we will distribute at key locations in Bogota.