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The Beautiful Bikepaths of Bogotá

Although slightly long, this video by the good people at StreetFilms has a lot to offer the urban enthusiast. Long-considered a dangerous country plagued by narcotics and violence, Colombia is actually at the forefront of the worldwide movement to develop innovative solutions for sustainable cities. Bogotá has become an urban gem in recent years, and this video explains how the seemingly simple act of shutting down over 70 miles of city streets every Sunday to motorized traffic in favor of bikes, skates, skateboards, runners, walkers and aerobics enthusiasts has helped create this transformation. As one gratified user says, ¨the Ciclovía (or bike path) is the best thing that Colombia has invented.¨ For new ideas on how to improve quality of life in our cities, watch this video!

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