Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Events

Lessons from Bogotá: Reclaiming Public Space for Public Health

invitation.jpg

What does it take for a city of 8 million people to get 1.5 million of them outdoors and physically active on a Sunday?

According to Guillermo Peñalosa, the former Parks Commissioner of Bogotá, Colombia, all it takes is the political and community will to provide people with the necessary public space. And, he should know: he has done it.

Please join Transportation Alternatives, Harlem Community Development Corporation, Project for Public Spaces and the NYC Food & Fitness Partnership for an evening presentation and discussion with Guillermo Peñalosa about Ciclovía and car-free spaces as a means to improving public health and social equity.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

SUV Driver Kills Girl, 3, in Harlem, Wounds Mom And Young Brothers

The girl's death marks another grim entry into a crisis of pedestrian traffic deaths this year.

July 12, 2024

Moped and E-Bike Safety Legislation Becomes State Law

Retailers must register mopeds at the point of sale, in addition to giving new owners safety information, under new legislation signed by Gov. Hochul on Thursday.

July 12, 2024

Roadway Dining May See Dramatic Decline Under Eric Adams As Deadline Looms

Fewer than two dozen restaurants are in the pipeline for roadside seating, according to public records.

July 12, 2024

Opinion: Congestion Pricing Is A Compromise

Alternatives paths to cut congestion and pollution and fund the MTA make congestion tolls look like a cheap parlor trick.

July 12, 2024

Friday’s Headlines: Department of Victim Blaming Edition

Traffic deaths in the city are on pace to reach their highest number since at least 2013 — and DOT is reportedly blaming "jaywalking." Plus more news.

July 12, 2024
See all posts