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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...

Last Tuesday, September 22nd was Car-Free Day in Bogotá. To document it, we held a photo competition, #FotoBogDsC. During the previous Car-Free Day (April 22), we took photos of different parts of the city to show the change from a normal day. This time we decided...

Next week there will be a number of sustainable mobility and bike-related events in Bogotá. First we have the eighth annual Bike Week (21st-25th) and the fourth annual International Bicycle Forum (Friday the 25th). On Tuesday the 22nd, Bogotá will hold its third Car-Free Day of 2015. And finally, the...

par2 Bogota will hold its third Car-Free Day of the year on September 22nd. On this day, private cars and motorcycles are not allowed to operate, pushing people to use more sustainable modes and raising awareness around climate change issues. However, there have been criticisms of the event, with claims that it causes problems for mobility and the local economy. For the last Car-Free Day (April 22), we took a number of photos of Bogotá on a normal day and during the event itself to show the differences in the city. Now it's your turn! Please send us two photos of the same thing - one taken on Tuesday September 15th and the other at the same time on the 22nd (during Car-Free Day). Please write down the time and place where you took the photo and upload both to Instagram with the hashtag #FotoBogDsC The photo can be of anything where you can see the difference between the two days;the change does not have to be positive. The winner will receive an item from the Despacio Kit (mug, tote bag, or notebook) and will have their photos published on Despacio's social media outlets.  

For Día Sin Carro (Car-Free Day) this past Wednesday in Bogotá, we decided to take pictures to see the difference between a day with cars and one without. Lucas, one of our volunteers, traveled around the city and took photos to show the difference. It should be obvious which is which:   ...