Towards Carfree Cities VI - Programme

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Towards Carfree Cities VI
September 20-24, 2006, Bogotá, Colombia

Wednesday, 20 September: Opening Day

[theme: "Reducing our dependence on motorised transport"]


8:00-9:00: Registration

9:00-10:20: Welcome and opening remarks

  1. Justo German Bermudez, Secretary of Transit and Transport of Bogota
  2. Randall Ghent, Towards Carfree Cities Conference Series Coordinator, World Carfree Network
  3. Brenda Perez, Fundacion Ciudad Humana
  4. Ana Maria Rodriguez, Conference Organiser, Towards Carfree Cities VI, Fundacion Ciudad Humana (conference programme overview)

10:20-10:50: Break

10:50-11:10: "The Transformation of Bogota: Myth and Reality" by Ricardo Montezuma, Director, Fundacion Ciudad Humana, Bogota, Colombia

11:10-11:30: "Successful Examples od Discouraging Car Use" by Lloyd Wright, President, Fundacion Viva, Quito, Ecuador

11:30-12:00: "How to Reduce our Dependence on Motorised Transport?" panel discussion and debate with Gustavo Calderon, Juan Carlos Florez and Arturo Ardila

12:00-12:30: Questions and answers

12:30-14:00: Lunch

10:50-12:00: Choice of presentations or workshop

  1. a. "Bogotá: A New Model of City" by Eduardo Plata, Fundacion Por el Pais que Queremos, Bogotá
    b. "Psychological Strategies to Reduce Automobile Use" by Carlos Felipe Pardo, SUTP LAC - GTZ, Bogotá
    c. "Successful Grassroots Organising to Promote Cycling in a Politically Hostile City" by Samantha Knowlden, Time's Up!, New York City, USA
  2. "Street Conversion Design" workshop, with Randall Ghent

15:30-16:00: Break

10:50-12:00: Choice of presentations or workshop plus presentation

  1. a. "The Urban Design of Sustainable Cities" by Diego Hurtado Vasquez, Colombia
    b. "Carfree Planning in the Mission District of San Francisco" by Jason Meggs, San Francisco, USA
    c. "Removing a Highway from the South Bronx" by Menaka Mohan and Joan Byron, New York City, USA
  2. a. "Valores Ciudadanos Vinculados a los Modos de Transporte Urbanos"
    b. "Reflexion Sobre el Automovil en Bogota"

18:00-20:00: "Cocktail de bienvenida"

Thursday, 21 September: Day Two

[theme: "Improving alternative human mobility"]


9:00-9:20: "Transmilenio and the Impact on the Private Automobile" by Angélica Castro, Director, Transmilenio, Bogota, Colombia

9:20-9:40: "From the Trolleybus of Quito to the BRT of Hanoi" by Cesar Arias, International Consultant, Ecuador

9:40-10:00: "Bus Rapid Transit: Recent Experiences" by Dario Hidalgo, International Consultant, Colombia

10:00-10:20: "The Impact of BRT Systems on Private Automobile Use: Should the Improvement of Sustainable Transport be Done at the Expense of Car-Based Mobility?" discussion panel moderated by Lloyd Wright

10:20-10:50: Break

10:50-11:00: "Best Practices for Protecting Pedestrians and Cyclists from Car Traffic" by Francisco Fernández, Director, Fondo Prevencion Vial

11:00-11:10: "Promoting Non-Motorised Transport in Chile: Citizens and Government" by Cesar Garrido, Non-Motorised Transport Coordinator, Ministry of Transport, Chile

11:10-11:30: "Bicycle Promotion in Toronto" by Maogosha Pyjor, Community Bicycle Network, Toronto, Canada

11:30-12:00: "Promoting Non-Motorised Transport in Ecuador" by Diego Puente, Ecuador

12:00-12:30: "The Role of Citizens in Promoting Promoting Non-Motorised Transport" panel discussion moderated by Brenda Perez

12:30-14:00: Lunch

10:50-12:00: Choice of presentations

  1. a. "Priority of Public Transport: Theory and Practice" by Jacek Wesolowski, Lodz, Poland
    b. "Is BRT Enough?: The Lessons of Bogota and Curitiba" by Fernando Rojas, Universidad Javeriana de Bogota
    c. "SMS: A Car Pool to Reduce Urban Congestion in Mumbai, India" by Ashok Datar, Mumbai Environment and Social Network, India
  2. a. "Bicycle Promotion in Lima: The Zoom Campaign" by Stefany Guerra, Lima, Peru
    b. "A Bicycle and Pedestrian Network for the San Juan Metropolitan Area" by Martha Bravo-Colunga, Puerto Rico
    c. "Injustice Towards Cyclists in San Luis Potosi" by Agustin Villegas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

15:30-16:00: Break

16:00-16:30: Choice of presentation/discussion or two short presentations

  1. "Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Bicycle Use Among School Children" by Inés Alveano Aguerrebere, Morelia, Mexico
  2. "Testeando Bogota" by Cesar Garrido, Chile

16:30-17:00: "Street Conversion Design Competition" - presentation of designs submitted for international competition, followed by judging and awards to winning designs

Friday, 24 September: "World Carfree Day: Envisioning a Different Future"

(public day within the framework of Towards Carfree Cities VI)


7:30-8:00: Registration

8:00-8:30: Opening remarks
– Hans Peter Knudsen, Rector, Universidad del Rosario
- Eduardo Barajas, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations and Urban Development, Equistica
- Juan Fernando Peterson, Bogota Chamber of Commerce
- Ricardo Montezuma, Fundación Ciudad Humana
- Randall Ghent, Towards Carfree Cities Conference Series Coordinator, World Carfree Network

8:30-9:00: Luis Eduardo Garzón, Mayor of Bogotá

9:00-9:30: "Bogota's Master Plan for Mobility" by a representative of the Secretary of Transit, City of Bogota

9:30-10:00: "Political Initiatives for Constructing Sustainable Cities" by Leopoldo Lopez, Mayor of Chacao, Venezuela

10:00-10:30: "Imagining a New City: Carfree Days as Tools for Sustainable Transport Planning" by Ghazal Badiozamani, United Nations, Division of Sustainable Development

10:30-11:00: "Avoiding Car Ownership: A Crucial Element in Moving Towards Carfree Cities" by Richard Gilbert, Research Director, Center for Sustainable Transport, Toronto, Canada

11:00-11:15: Closing and conclusions, with Brenda Perez and Randall Ghent

11:15-11:30: Break

11:30-12:30: World Carfree Day events:
- "La Calle INteliGENTE" performance
- "Festival de la Niña y el Niño Peatón"

12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00-18:00: Free time

18:00-20:00: Bicycle ride in La Candelaria historic district

20:00-22:00: Traditional Colombian "chiva" bus ride

20:00-24:00: Fiesta

Saturday, 23 September: Visits and Tours


9:00-12:00: Transmilenio BRT visit and tour

12:30-14:00: Lunch

14:00-17:30: Visits to public space projects in Central Bogota, to Museo del Oro, and up mountain above Bogota (Montserrate)

Sunday, 24 September: Ciclovia Day


9:00-12:00: Tour of Bogotá by bicycle, on streets closed for Carfree Sunday (Ciclovia)

12:00-15:00: Lunch and free time in Usaquen

15:00-17:00: Conference evaluation


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