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From Bogota to Birmingham: the cities that are opening cycling to the masses

Ethical Corporation

May 22, 2020

Author: Cara Jenkinson

“I think that in the 20th century we made a big mistake. We built habitats much more for cars than for humans. So now all over the world we are realising that we made a mistake." So said Enrique Penalosa, the inspirational former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, who introduced the first city-wide car-free day in 2001.
Now cities across the world, including London, Paris, Mexico City and New York are setting aside hundreds of miles of road to cyclists and pedestrians as they emerge from coronavirus lockdown and try to get their citizens moving around safely again.Image: Channels: EnvironmentTags: Sadiq KhanTransport for LondonPlan BiciAshden AwardsCicloviaJoyRidersCycle SistersBig Birmingham Bike SchemeActive Wellbeing SocietyEnjoy Waltham ForestCoronavirusCovid-19Build Back Better

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