Bogota is world renowned for its revolutionary transit system, designated car-free days known as "Ciclovia", and numerous other recreational programs that Gil has helped develop. Among his most poignant points:
Pedestrians travel at a rate of 5 km/hr, bicyclists at 15km and motorists at +40km; therefore, it only makes sense for there to be designated lanes created for each
We must create bike lanes for everyone, despite age or status. For this we should use the 8/80 rule: bike paths must be accessible and safe enough for 8 year old children AND 80 year olds
If Copenhagen, a city with whose climate is not unlike our own can have a successful bike program, we can too!
If Bogota, a city whose budget for transportation is a fraction of ours can reinvent and establish itself as one of the world leaders in green transportation, we can too!
Winter rush hour in Copenhagen