A better city starts with pedestrian space

The new city can be total­ly dif­fer­ent and much bet­ter in very sim­ple ways. It’s a mat­ter of design—of polit­i­cal deci­sion.” — Enrique Peñalosa

City Atlas speaks with Enrique Peñalosa, urban strate­gist & for­mer Bogotá may­or, about the impor­tance of qual­i­ty pedes­tri­an space and pub­lic tran­sit.

In this video, Peñalosa traces how cities became more car-friend­ly than peo­ple-friend­ly, and how we can re-pri­or­i­tize road space for peo­ple.