Recent Posts by Dario
Photo by Gerardo Arévalo Tamayo.
Urgent Action Required: Improve TransMilenio Service
A version of this post was originally published in Spanish on 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 ...
Photo by Ashley Bayles.
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 ...
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 ...
Metrocable Medellin integrated communities in need. Photo by EMBARQ Brazil.
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 ...
Photo by Lauro Oliveros.
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 ...
Hang in there, Lee! Photo by EMBARQ.
To Lee Schipper, With Love and Care
Our good friend and founder of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog), Lee Schipper, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. According to his family and close colleagues, he immediately sought excellent care and underwent chemotherapy treatments. We are calling on TheCityFix ...
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