In recent years, increased car ownership and flagrant violation of traffic laws have made Bogota's (Colombia) center city a dangerous place to be during rush hour. The city's roads are poorly maintained, and buses, taxis, and over 700,000 privately owned cars move through them at a snail's pace every morning and evening. This article describes the efforts of the mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa, to implement an ambitious sustainable transportation plan encouraging more bicycle commuting and other forms of environmentally-friendly travel in this urban area.


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  • Accession Number: 00800444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2000 12:00AM