Retailers sold a record number of bikes during Mayor Enrique Penalosa's three-year term...


"Retailers sold a record number of bikes during Mayor Enrique Penalosa's three-year term from 1997 to 2000. Penalosa implemented pro-bike policies, like the 300 kilometre-long ciclo-rutas. Other policies, like banning cars from 120 kilometres of the city's main roads on Sundays and holidays, opened the streets to over 2 millions cyclists, walkers, and roller-bladers."

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

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