The Universidad de los Andes School of Medicine has recently published a new factsheet «Are we moving towards healthier cities?» Despacio contributed to the factsheet. The short report explains the health benefits of active transport in Bogota and in Colombia overall.
A few key statistics:
- 34% of Colombian adults meet the Physical Activity Recommendations by walking as a means of transportation.
- Bikeway users in Bogota have a lower percentage of obesity than the adult population in general (14% vs. 3%).
- Bogota residents that use the recreational ciclovía regularly use bikes as means of transport twice as much as people who do not ride during ciclovía.
- 72% of children in Bogotá walk to school; 2% bike.