Hosted by Senator Rodney Ellis and Senator Jeff Wentworth, BikeTexas is coordinating a luncheon and bike ride featuring alternative transportation expert Enrique Peñalosa.
We 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.
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.
If you are in the Austin area or can travel here, consider attending the luncheon or bike ride to hear this amazing speaker, and learn how we can duplicate his successes right here in Texas. To learn more about the luncheon and bike ride, click here. To learn more about Mr. Peñalosa, click here.