The Greening of Bogota

Activists looking for bold ideas on improving urban livability
might look south to Bogotá for inspiration. Under Mayor Enrique
Penalosa, who just left office under a term limit law, the
Colombian capital undertook a massive campaign of building
bikeways, improving bus service, and limiting automobile use. These
are the first steps toward a planned 2015 ban of all private autos
during rush hour–a controversial policy that is certain to be
challenged. Yet the mayor’s successor, Antanas Mockus, was elected
on promises of continuing the transportation policies.

Sources:Carbusters, Sustainable Transport, Green
Futures

For more information,see
www.sinmicarroenbogota.org

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