Posts Tagged ‘Bus Rapid Transit’

November 05, 2014

5 Things I Learned from Enrique Peñalosa

by: Taz Loomans

Tweet Enrique Peñalosa is the former mayor of Bogota and he has become famous for putting in place radical equity measures such as restricting private car use and installing hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and parks. Some of his most well known accomplishments during his tenure as mayor of Bogota are organizing the first city-wide Car-Free day in 2001 where a city of 6.5 million people banned cars from its streets, opening up public spaces for all people to walk, bicycle, and enjoy the city and bringing a very successful Bus Rapid Transit system to…

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Tweet Today’s post is by Cavin Costello, an architectural designer I’ve worked with on Filmbar and am working with on The Castaway House. Cavin Costello, M.Arch is a designer and principal of The Ranch Mine, LLC, a planning, design and development firm in Phoenix. Cavin’s education, practice, and research focuses on sustainable architecture through improvements to the social, urban, economic, water, and thermal relationships between people and the existing environment. The current Phoenix mayoral race has brought up a lot of questions about the future of the Light Rail in Phoenix. Most of the questions have centered on the future…

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