Sunday, March 11, 2007

Streetfilms: Enrique Penalosa Talks about the Transportation Revolution in Bogota

From the Streetfilms website:

As mayor of Bogota, Colombia, Enrique Penalosa accomplished remarkable changes of monumental proportions for the people of his country in just three years.

Penalosa changed the way Bogota treated its non-driving citizens by restricting automobile use and instituting a bus rapid transit system which now carries a 1/2 million residents daily. Among other improvements: he widened and rebuilt sidewalks, created grand public spaces, and implemented over one hundred miles of bicycle paths.

Click her for the full 12 Minute interview