An Evening With Gil Peñalosa

From Greenbelt Alliance:

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear Gil Peñalosa, the former commissioner of Parks, Sports and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia. Peñalosa initiated car-free Sundays where over 1.3 million people come out weekly to walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads.

Join us on Monday, June 4 for “An Evening with Gil Peñalosa,” a special Grand Boulevard Initiative event. He will speak about his experience and passion for improving the quality of life and health for all residents everywhere through walking and cycling.

This event is free, but registration is requiredDon’t miss this chance to hear from Gil Peñalosa, internationally renowned city advisor and active public spaces advocateDownload the flyer for more information.

RSVP here.

This forum is co-sponsored by Greenbelt Alliance, VTA, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Mountain View Coalition for Sustainable Planning, Sunnyvale Cool, San Mateo County Transit District, CA Center for Public Health Advocacy, San Mateo County Health System, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, and the Sierra Club.

This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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