Streetfilms: Enrique Peñalosa in Boston

When Boston livable streets advocates invited Enrique Peñalosa to town recently, Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith made the trip to hear what the Colombian urbanist had to say to residents of "The Walking City." Watch here as Peñalosa speaks to a packed house at the Boston Public Library, and see what Bostonians think of their town’s past, present and future transportation systems.

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Enrique Peñalosa in SF: A Livable Streets Visionary Shares His Wisdom

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This weekend, San Francisco was treated to a visit by Enrique Peñalosa, the livable streets visionary who spearheaded a transportation revolution as mayor of Bogotá, Colombia by championing ideas like car-free streets, bus rapid transit, and protected bikeways. Peñalosa, who now professes his vision to city leaders worldwide, spoke at Sunday Streets in the Mission […]
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Riding Bogotá’s Bountiful Protected Bikeways

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Since 1998, Bogotá, Colombia has built more than 300 kilometers of protected bikeways. Streetfilms recently had the chance to explore the city’s bike network with the man responsible for building it, former mayor Enrique Peñalosa. “When we build very high quality bicycle infrastructure, besides protecting cyclists, it shows that a citizen on a $30 bicycle […]

SPUR Forum: Equity Through Better Streets, A Conversation with Enrique Peñalosa

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From SPUR: As the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, Enrique Peñalosa led a profound transformation in both the way the city is built and in how it is appreciated. With a focus on delivering key projects like the TransMilenio bus rapid transit system and one of the largest bicycle networks in Latin America — as well as notable improvements in libraries, land use, affordable […]
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Trailer: Moving Beyond the Automobile

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Today is an exciting day here at Streetfilms as we are officially announcing the debut of our 10-part series “Moving Beyond the Automobile” (MBA).  Each Tuesday over the next ten weeks, tune in to Streetfilms as we’ll be posting a new chapter about smart and proven strategies to reduce traffic and improve street safety for […]

Livable Streets Expert Enrique Peñalosa Comes to San Francisco

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San Francisco’s livable streets advocates have a chance to participate in a public forum tomorrow with Enrique Peñalosa, who, as mayor of traffic-clogged Bogotá, Colombia, implemented a s⁞weeping set of improvements to transit and the pedestrian realm. A public plaza in Bogotá, Columbia. These initiatives include the Ciclovia, a model for San Francisco’s own Sunday […]