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.