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The New Kid on the Block: Metrobus Opens Line 4 in Mexico City
The New Kid on the Block: Metrobus Opens Line 4 in Mexico City
With input from Marco Priego. Mexico City now has a new bus service running through the heart of the Historic District, with service to the international airport. Metrobus Line 4, which opened on April 1, shows ingenuity and exemplifies the ...
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Urgent Action Required: Improve TransMilenio Service
Urgent Action Required: Improve TransMilenio Service
A version of this post was originally published in Spanish on ElTiempo.com. TransMilenio has been recognized as an iconic transformation of public transport, inspiring dozens of cities to implement low-cost, rapidly implemented and high-impact bus rapid transit (BRT) systems around ...
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Walking Brings Us Together: Reliving Colombia's Carnaval de Barranquilla
Walking Brings Us Together: Reliving Colombia’s Carnaval de Barranquilla
Last weekend, I enjoyed one of the most amazing and fun activities a city has to offer: I was part of “Carnaval de Barranquilla,” a UNESCO-recognized heritage event. The theme of the carnival is “El que vive es el que ...
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Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Bogotá, Colombia, home of TransMilenio and Ciclovia, celebrated the 13th annual “Car-Free Day,” proving that life is possible without cars in a big city. Congestion was slightly relieved and air quality somewhat improved, as it is every year. Some people changed ...
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Sergio Fajardo and the Rebirth of Medellín
Sergio Fajardo and the Rebirth of Medellín
This post was originally published in Portuegese by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on TheCityFix Brasil on December 1, 2011.  For Sergio Fajardo, the former mayor of Medellín (2004-2007) and now governor-elect of Antioch (2012-2014), all government action must be strategically linked to ...
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Visiting TransMilenio with Prof. Swamy, the Brains Behind Ahmedabad's BRT System
Visiting TransMilenio with Prof. Swamy, the Brains Behind Ahmedabad’s BRT System
Prof. Shivanand Swamy, a faculty member specializing in public transit planning and bus rapid transit (BRT) at the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University in Ahmedabad, India visited Bogota, Colombia on November 15-19, as a speaker at the fifth annual International ...
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