Colombia, especially Bogota, has become a really hot travel destination in recent years. It’s begun shedding off it’s bad reputation as dangerous and is now attracting people from all over the world. Bogota’s new found safety and popularly is due in part to former Mayor Enrique Penalosa. Come here him speak tonight at the Main Public Library. Here is the press release:
Meet Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia and internationally-renowned innovator in the fields of transportation, housing and land use for large cities, as he discusses how San Francisco can learn from international best practices in urban public space development. San Francisco’s successful Sunday Streets program is based on Penalosa’s wildly popular â€œCicloviaâ€ system in Bogota. Thanks to Mayor Penalosa, Bogota has also become an international gold standard for Bus Rapid Transit. Penalosa will discuss how San Francisco can accomplish and benefit from further improvements to our city’s public realm.
This event will also celebrate the launch of the San Francisco Great Streets Project, a new campaign to catalyze the return of our city’s streets to their rightful place as the center of civic life in this wonderful city by working with government, business, and neighborhood leaders to test, analyze and institutionalize placemaking.
Meet Enrique Penalosa
Koret Auditorium, Main Public Library in San Francisco
100 Larkin St. @ Grove St.
Tuesday, July 7th