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This presentation was given at TED by Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota. During his time in office, Peñalosa helped to pioneer bus rapid transit and bike highways that changed the face of his city way before people in America and Europe were even thinking about it. In recent years, some American cities like Cleveland and New York have started implementing some of his ideas, but compared to Bogota, we look pretty lame even today.

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