Enrique Peñalosa talks with COMMUTErs

Yesterday, Bogotá, Colombia's most famous former mayor and livable streets hero, Enrique Peñalosa, presented many of his transportation and livable space achievements to Communities United for Transportation Equity (COMMUTE!) a recently-formed partnership between the Pratt Center for Community Development and community organizations in low-income neighborhoods around the city.

Joan Byron, Director of the Sustainability and Environmental Justice says, "We hope that Enrique Peñalosa's vision and political courage will inspire our own elected officials to stand up for the communities they represent and seize the opportunity congestion pricing presents to collect a very small amount of money from the most affluents and best-subsidized group of commuters - those who drive to Manhattan."

Here we present some of the Q&A and highlights of the event.