A mere 19 per cent of trips in the city are now made by automobile....

May 9, 2015

"There are an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 trips made by bicycle each day in the city. The TransMilenio bus system and 300 kilometres of bike paths may be the most enduring of Mayor Enrique Penalosa's projects. A mere 19 per cent of trips in the city are now made by automobile and buses account for 70 per cent of daily trips in motorized vehicles. The changes have also made city streets safer. Deaths from road accidents decreased from 1,400 in 1995 to 585 in 2003."

 

Chris Webb. "Pedal Power," Chain reaction in Bogota. New Internationalist. Nov. 2008, 23.

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