Ciclovía: A Moving Experience in Bogotá, Colombia
In September, StreetFilms videographer Clarence Eckerson traveled to Bogotá, Colombia to document that city's remarkable Livable Streets movement. Accompanied by former Bogotá Parks Commissioner Gil Peñalosa, Eckerson and his New York City Streets Renaissance colleagues spent an entire Sunday riding the Ciclovía, a weekly event in which over 70 miles of city streets are closed to traffic and opened to walking, biking, running, skating, aerobics classes, vendors, and socializing among family members, neighbors and strangers. Ciclovía, Eckerson says, "was simply one of the most moving experiences I have had in my entire life."
In this 9 minute StreetFilm, translated and hosted by Transportation Alternatives' Karla Quintero, Eckerson takes you along for the ride.