Bicycle Partnership Program

Rationale of the BPP
Cycling and proverty reduction
Aims of the BPP
Intervention strategies
Capacity building
Focus regions
Strategic Alliances
Regional Activities
Latin America
BPP team

The Bicycle Partnership Program has partnerships between I-CE and:



Bogota is the capital of Colombia; it is also the largest city in the country with a population of almost 7 million inhabitants. Its altitude is 2.600 meters above sea level; the Gross City Product (2001) is US $16.425 billion which is equivalent to 21.95% of Colombia national economy.


Walking and cycling are the most popular non motorised means of transportation according to the mobility survey on 2005. The non motorized means of transportation have a share of 17,3% (2,2% cycling and 15,1% walking) of the total share while the Public Transport is the most used and has a total share of 57%.


In the year 2000 a new public transport system started operating; Transmilenio, a new BRT that changed the way people mobilized. With Transmilenio the city experienced a lot of urban, cultural and transportation changes that gave a new image to the city. And with this changes, the promotion of sustainable means of transportation like the bicycle started taking place. The mayor in that time, Enrique Peñalosa, started building a cycling network in the city that now a day has an extension of more than 340 km. 
Cycling in Bogota has had a change since 1995, in that year the transportation share was only 0,6% of the total. Ten years after and with the constantly growing cycling network, the share has grown up almost 4 times passing from 0,6% to 2,2% of the total share. 


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