Walkable streets

Bogota, Colombia ,2020

In 2020, @alcaldiadelaestrella, in Colombia, launched the SEPBIO programme (Public Space System for the Bio-city). It proposes a new way of occupying public spaces: through cultural events, urban art and the use of their ecological potential. That way, they want to improve urban coexistence, make critical spaces safe and ensure efficient and safe mobility.

Its ultimate aim is to recover its identity, while at the same time positioning itself as an innovative and sustainable territory.

This was also an opportunity for health protection and social, economic and cultural revitalisation in the covid contiguity.

Within this programme, 3 tactical urban planning interventions were carried out by @arquiurbano , @fundacionpintuco and @aseosiderense , covering a total of 2856 m2 and 19 pedestrian crossings.

Here you can see the 2nd one, located on Cra 59, between 80th and 81st streets south. It highlights the recovery of space for pedestrians. Through the demarcation of safe intersections and appropriate signage, the aim is to reduce vehicle traffic and inappropriate parking. In this way, indicators from the pilot projects helped to project successful future alternatives.

The 1st intervention sought to recover a pedestrian axis and the 3rd to enable pedestrian crossings and the improvement of bus stops.

These transformations were accompanied by a pedagogical process that involved citizens in the planning. The aim was to promote appropriation of space and its care and responsible use. Numerous activities took place to help create awareness and new mobility habits.

Photo by: @arquiurbano, @pr.arq

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