Improving Life in Mega-cities

Enrique Peñalosa on how life can be improved for people in mega-cities.
October 12, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Parks, public squares, trees, playgrounds, the world’s longest pedestrian street. As a mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa showed us that a city can be designed to serve the citizen’s need for joy and pleasure...some observers claim that this city of 6.6 million offers practical lessons not just for helping poor cities, but for upgrading the quality of life in Western cities...Created the world’s longest pedestrian street, 17 kilometers crossing much of the city, as well as a 45- kilometer greenway along a path that had been originally slated for an eight-lane highway...Created the Trans-Milenio, a bus rapid transit system (BRT), which now carries a half-million passengers daily on special bus lanes that offer most of the advantages of a metro at a fraction of the cost."

Thanks to Jim Barrows

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Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in Ode Magazine
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