Recent Posts by Gwen
A Busy TransMilenio Commute has Some Wondering about Sexual Assault. Photo by Eli Duke / Flickr
Culture or Conditions? A Look at Sexual Assault on Public Transport
Bogotá, Colombia was recently named the least safe transit system for women, largely due to an epidemic of sexual assault (defined here as any type of unwanted sexual touching). According to a survey, conducted in Colombia and Bolivia as part ...
Bolivia is expanding the La Paz-El Alto cable car system that has already exceeded expectations for ridership and revenue. Photo by Gwen Kash.
Bolivia’s Mi Teleférico to become world’s longest aerial cable car system
A few months ago, TheCityFix reported on the opening of the Mi Teleférico cable car system that connects the cities of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia. The system helps residents navigate the mountainous terrain and has the potential to ...
In photos: Bolivia’s day of the pedestrian and cyclist
In photos: Bolivia’s day of the pedestrian and cyclist
On the first Sunday in September, 2014, cities across Bolivia closed their roads for the fourth annual “Day of the Pedestrian and Cyclist in Defense of Mother Earth.” The event, often referred to simply as the “Day of the Pedestrian,” is an ...
Doñas Adelaida (left) and Estela ended their first trip on the teleférico at Taypi Uta (central station in the local Aymara language). Estela found the trip “very beautiful.” Adelaida added, “and very fast! On normal transit, it would have taken us an hour or an hour and a half!” Photo by Gwen Kash.
In photos: Cable car system takes transport to new heights in Bolivia
Residents of the La Paz/El Alto Metropolitan area now have a new option for navigating the region’s mountainous geography. The first line of the Mi Teleférico (My Cable Car) system opened May 30, 2014, and interviews with new riders show ...
Calle Mercaderes, pedestrianized with the support of EMBARQ Andino in 2008. Photo by Gwen Kash.
Community Voices: Talking Transit in Arequipa, Peru
Welcome to Arequipa, the famous “White City” of Peru. EMBARQ Andino has been working with the municipality here to improve transportation for all arequipeños, starting with the highly successful pedestrianization of Mercaderes Street.  Now, the city is taking on a ...
Public transit users wait at a bus stop on Bogotá's Carrera Séptima.  As part of the reorganization of the city's transit under the Integrated Public Transport System (SITP), more than 1,500 new bus stops will be installed, including both permanent shelters and movable flag stations like the one above. Photo by Gwen Kash.
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) is poised to transform transit in the city when it is launched this December. The project is projected to improve order and efficiency, mitigate pollution, and reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Such a transformation ...
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