Session at Bicycle Urbanism Symposium

Street in a residential zone of Villa El Salvador. Image courtesy of J. Arrué and Fundación Transitemos.

CDG Director Antonio M. Rosell, P.E., AICP presented at the first International Bicycle Urbanism Symposium, held from June 19 to 22, 2013 at the University of Washington's College of Built Environments, in Seattle.

The Symposium brought together academics, designers, policy makers and advocates to envision the 20-30 year future of bicycle-friendly cities.

Antonio's presentation "Vías Vecinales Dignas y Seguras: Developing a Non-Motorized Transportation Network for the District of Villa El Salvador, in Lima, Perú" is based on a current collaboration with Fundación Transitemos in Perú to develop a network of walking and cycling routes in the district of Villa El Salvador, a high-poverty district in the outskirts of Lima with pressing needs for better mobility options for its residents.

The project seeks to prioritize development a non-motorized network as a primary component of a transportation system serving low-income children and families in their daily travel to school, markets, employment and transit. Potential benefits that are prominently considered include benefits to household economics, personal health, equity considerations, urban quality of life, and sustainability indicators.