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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...

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...

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,...

As part of its urban development work, Despacio produced this technical document for the Bogota Chamber of Commerce about the integration of non-motorized transport and sustainable transport-oriented development (TOD). The technical document analyzes the integration of non-motorized transport and urban development within the framework of sustainable TOD discussions that have taken place recently in Bogota. It aims to contribute to this discussion in order to better understand the incorporation of these topics into the urban agenda. The document presents the close relationship between urban development and transportation, defines the concept of sustainable TOD, and describes the potential of non-motorized transport. It concludes by explaining how these various concepts described during the initial chapters can be applied to Bogota, following current sustainable TOD and non-motorized transport policies. The document was written by Carlosfelipe Pardo and Patricia Calderon. The document is available as a PDF here.