Bogotá Car Free Day is a Rousing Success
05.02.2015 - 05.02.2015 68 °F
Instituted by former progressive urbanist Mayor Enrique Peñalosa in 2000, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, has been holding an annual Car Free Day ever since. In a city of 8 million people and nearly 1.5 million cars and 420,000 motorcycles, the Car Free Day has become an institution that has now been replicated in over 20 cities world-wide. Current Mayor Gustavo Petro is proposing an expansion of the Car Free Day to once a month beginning in 2016 and it's likely that the city will have a second one later this year.