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Hosted by Senator Rodney Ellis and Senator Jeff Wentworth*, BikeTexas is coordinating a luncheon and bike ride featuring alternative transportation expert Enrique Peñalosa.
Enrique PenalosaWe have a very exciting event coming up on January 21 – Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, is visiting Texas to speak at the Texas Trails Network Conference (see below), and will take time out of his busy schedule to be the guest speaker at a luncheon and urban bike ride! We are coordinating the event, and State Senators Rodney Ellis and Jeff Wentworth will host. *(Senator Ellis will be attending the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC. We are honored to have Senator Wendy Davis filling in for him.)
Mr. Peñalosa accomplished amazing things as mayor: he built or reconstructed more than 300 kilometers of bike paths, pedestrian streets, and greenways, as well as hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks; created a bus rapid transit system, TransMilenio, that serves 500,000 customers daily; built or improved more than 1,200 parks. He is a true visionary in the field of transportation and urban development, and he made his vision of a Bogotá energized by alternative transit, enhanced public spaces, and sidewalks, bike paths and pedestrian streets a reality.