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Originally Posted by Roody
The legacy of Enrique Penalosa
, former mayour of Bogota, lives on. He's probably the greatest hero of the carfree movement.
And if I hear of anybody on this forum driving on Carfree Day, I swear I'll get out my whoopass stick!
I agree about Peñalosa. He did some great things as mayor of Bogotá. Too bad he wasn't re-elected. Have you seen these videos
? One is about the innovative Transmilenio "bus rapid transit" system and how commuters are encouraged to cycle to it, and the other is about the Ciclovía bike paths that Peñalosa had built.
Here's another video
about Bogotá, this one aired on PBS and was narrated by Brad Pitt.
Last edited by Ekdog; 02-10-08 at 11:33 PM.
Reason: Found another cool video.