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The World Comes to Colombia: February 21-25 Bicycle Transport Study Tour to Bogotá and Medellín

By 22 diciembre, 2014 No Comments


Save the Date! Despacio, a Bogota-based NGO internationally recognized for its sustainable mobility analysis and activism, is hosting an affordable study tour to Bogotá and Medellín February 21-25 before the World Bicycle Forum in Medellín February 26-March 1. Save the date and join us for a fascinating and informative inside look at two of the world’s most interesting cities!

Despacio will provide participants with an inside look at cycling promotion, infrastructure, and activism in Medellín within the context of placemaking, health, equity, and sustainability.  One of the highlights of the trip will be experiencing Bogotá’s world-famous Ciclovía on February 22, where more than a million people in the city use the streets for cycling, walking, and running, all car-free!

Bogotá’s Ciclovía and its extensive bikeway system have become a global model, serving as catalysts to improve public spaces and transport systems in developing and developed cities. Medellín is known internationally as a urban success story, which used public transport and placemaking to create a safer, more livable city. In this study tour, you will experience the bicycle and transit systems firsthand and meet with system managers, agency executives, political leaders, intellectuals, activists, and bike shop owners.

More details to come, but for now, SAVE THE DATE!

For more info, contact Juan Manuel Prado at (Español/Português) or Chris Morfas at (English/Français)

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