Posts tagged with 'Colombia'
Photo Essay: A Tale of Two Bus Systems in Bogotá
Photo Essay: A Tale of Two Bus Systems in Bogotá
All photos by Gwen Kash. More than a decade after its inception, Bogotá’s pioneering TransMilenio BRT system carries 1.6 million passengers every weekday. Its many successes, such as reducing pollution, improving safety and reducing travel time for Bogotanos, may be ...
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
Riosucio's "Metro" is Colombia's Longest Pedestrian Bridge
The municipality of Riosucio (“Dirty River”), located in Northwest Colombia in the Chocó State, floods annually. The ancestral fishing village has traditionally dealt with this yearly problem by building informal plank bridges that citizens must carefully walk across to reach their destination. To mitigate ...
Medellin Bus System Paralyzed by Violence and Extortion
Medellin Bus System Paralyzed by Violence and Extortion
Neighborhoods in Medellin, Colombia were recently paralyzed by a bus driver protest. The strike was triggered by the murder of Duban de Jesus Botero Vera, who was gunned down after his refusal to pay a vacuna extortion fee. The slain ...
TransMilenio: The Good, the Bus and the Ugly
TransMilenio: The Good, the Bus and the Ugly
The Colombian capital of Bogota has been praised for more than a decade concerning its dramatic transformation, which centered around the TransMilenio bus rapid transit (BRT) system, ushered in by former mayor Enrique Peñalosa. TransMilenio has been widely praised and imitated around ...
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
TheCityFix Picks, July 8: Transjakarta Traffic, Outlawed E-Bikes, Mobility 2025
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Forum for Sustainable Transport in Latin America
Forum for Sustainable Transport in Latin America
This past week in Bogota, Colombia, transportation ministers, delegations and experts from around the globe gathered to discuss the development of the Bogota Declaration, a multinational agreement of sustainable transportation policies in Latin America. The first Foro de Transporte Sostenible ...
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Residents of the La Independencia neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia walk up and down more than 10 flights of stairs every day. Many habitants of the community Comuna 13 are elderly people or mothers with children. However, ...
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India’s Fast-Growing Car Industry More than 2.7 million light vehicles were sold in India in 2010, ...
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Latin America's Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons for the U.S.
Latin America's Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons for the U.S.
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at this morning’s event at The Brookings Institution, “Latin America’s Bus Rapid ...
Environmental Film Festival Showcases Sustainable Cities
Environmental Film Festival Showcases Sustainable Cities
We’ve written before about how video can be a powerful tool for environmental change. This year’s 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival, held in Washington, D.C., presents 150 films from 40 countries “that will deepen our understanding of the relationship between ...
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
Latin America has some of the most touted transit systems in the world, but it also has some poorly run and maintained transport systems. Since the 1970s, ever since the concept of BRT was born in Curitiba, Brazil, these systems have ...
Photo Essay: TransMilenio Turns 10
Photo Essay: TransMilenio Turns 10
This post is part of our month-long series, celebrating TransMilenio’s 10-Year Anniversary. Click on the main photo to read the caption. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
TransMilenio: A Retrospective
TransMilenio: A Retrospective
EMBARQ’s Director of Research and Practice Dario Hidalgo, former deputy general manager for TransMilenio, shares a memory from 10 years ago, when Bogota’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system first launched. This post is part of our monthlong series, celebrating TransMilenio’s ...
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