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Medellin's Safe Route, one of Despacio's major projects of the last few years, is about to have its first birthday. The AMVA has conducted a count of bike use twice a month since the Safe Route's impelementation and can confirm that rush hour bicycle trips along the Avenida San Juan have increased between 270% (current)...

 WUF7 Panel on Electric Mobility This event discussed various aspects of electric mobility such as the life-cycle assessment and potential differences in this if energy is produced through hydroelectric or thermoelectric means. We analyzed different pilot projects underway in various countries and how these have shown...

From April 11 to 16, we had the opportunity to bring a group of people to visit the most important transport projects in Medellin, Bogota and Pereira. We went to all the existing mass-transit systems in these cities and rode bikes, visited public works… Anyway....

"Before I Die” Wall The idea of the “Before I Die I Want To…” Wall comes from Candy Chang, who in her book says her motivation for doing so was understanding well the life stage that is normally evaded (death) and using it as a reflection for...

Training course “How can public space be appropriated to reduce inequality?  In this course, we discussed how interventions into urban public spaces can create multiple benefits for cities, their inhabitants and the relationship between the two: they create the appropriation of public space (causing feelings of...

The objective of this activity was to convene an exploratory meeting with key actors to review the relevance, functions, activities and priorities of a bike network in Latin America. We were effectively able to consult key actors and subject experts, discussing the steps to follow...

Taking advantage of the concentration of local and international urban planners and policy consultants in Medellín for the World Urban Forum, this workshop examined urban policies to view specific time periods of each city and their policies. The story behind the success. It was an...

Along with GIZ, SUTP and ICLEI Ecomobility Alliance, Despacio created a course about urban development and transportation for more equitable cities. 40 attendees from 7 countries actively participated in the lectures and the practical activity based on the course materials. The course was directed towards engineers,...

In this course, we discussed how interventions into urban public spaces can create multiple benefits for cities, their inhabitants and the relationship between the two: they create the appropriation of public space (causing feelings of belonging, caring relations, community, etc.) and are a way of...

In addition to Despacio, the organizations that supported this event were: Bridging the Gap Initiative, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Ford Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank y Institute for Transportation Development and Policy. The main objective was to show the importance...