The Penalosa Principle of Transportation Democracy: Lessons from Bogota on the Morality of Urban Mobility

The mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa strives to deliver transit services that promote social equity through bicycle lanes, improved sidewalks, and a world-famous Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, "TransMilenio." Through examining the principles that guide his planning, the authors can flesh out a starting point for socially just transit systems. While such measures can alleviate several harms that transit systems cause, they rest on an incomplete foundation due to their top-down nature. To amend this situation, the author argues for a restorative justice approach to transportation democracy, using examples from Penalosa's mayoral tenure. In turn, lessons from Bogota's transportation history reveal how to develop transit systems that strongly favor justice.

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  • Accession Number: 01677692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2018 4:05PM