TEDCity2.0: Cities can boost democracy with public transit

12/16/2013 | InspiredEconomist.com

Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, says cities should invest in public transportation by providing bus and bike lanes, thereby increasing democracy. "Protected bikeways ... are a powerful symbol of democracy, because they show that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one in a $30,000 car," he said in a presentation at TEDCity2.0.

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