Medellín: City of change
Worldwide Cycling Atlas contributor, Cass Gilbert, reports on his cycling experiences in Medellín, Colombia. A city in the midst of positive social change where cycling is playing a central role; this story of radical urban and social transformation, credited for helping to redefine the city, revolves around investments in the mobility of its residents and the public spaces that have been created. Its integrated public transport system includes a new metro that forms the backbone of the system, teamed with cables cars, trams and escalators. These in turn are complemented by a system of buses and the city’s new bikeshare system – EnCicla. It’s an example for all of Latin America, says the city’s transportation leaders.