Gil Penalosa comes to Vancouver

August 9, 2008 at 9:39 am 1 comment

Walking, Bicycling and Public Spaces: Lessons from Bogota and Beyond 

An evening with Gil Peñalosa

August 20, 7 pm, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver

Admission is free but reservations are required. Call 778-782-5100 or email cstudies@sfu.ca.

We are now facing a perfect storm of increasing global warming and environmental degradation, growing traffic congestion, an obesity crisis and other public health concerns, soaring energy costs and slowing economic growth. It is time to go beyond baby steps and take some major leaps. We must re-position walking and cycling as key parts of the solution to these major challenges.

As Bogota has shown, creating great public spaces for walking and cycling contributes enormously to creating healthier, happier, more thriving communities. Hear former Bogota Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation share his experiences and his lessons for Vancouver.

The evening’’s free lecture is being co-sponsored by Translink, the SFU City Program, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Public Space Network.

Lecture details here.

UPDATE:  Here’s Gil in New York City, commenting on the success of their Summer Streets program.

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  • 1. Gordon Price  |  August 21, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I’m sure that many people should be thanked for last night’s amazing event but I thought I would begin by thanking the two of you. I have been to many many meetings
    and conferences in my time but never before have I encountered a speaker so engaging, thoughtful and coherent in so long a presentation, as Gil Peñalosa! It was truly a remarkable evening—and I thank all those who made it possible.

    All the best,

    Brenda Berck

    Reply

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