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An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it's where even the rich use public transportation — Enrique Penalosa

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A premise of the new city is that we want a society to be as egalitarian as possible. For this purpose, quality-of-life distribution is more important than income distribution. [And quality of life includes] a living environment as free of motor vehicles as possible. — Enrique Penalosa

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Urban transport is a political and not a technical issue. The technical aspects are very simple. The difficult decisions relate to who is going to benefit from the models adopted. — Enrique Penalosa

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God made us walking animals - pedestrians. As a fish needs to swim, a bird to fly, a deer to run, we need to walk, not in order to survive, but to be happy. — Enrique Penalosa

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I was almost impeached for getting cars off sidewalks which car owning upper classes had illegally appropriated for parking. — Enrique Penalosa

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Children are a kind of indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people. — Enrique Penalosa

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The importance of pedestrian public spaces cannot be measured, but most other important things in life cannot be measured either: Friendship, beauty, love and loyalty are examples. Parks and other pedestrian places are essential to a city's happiness. — Enrique Penalosa

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A bikeway is a symbol that shows that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important as a citizen on a $30,000 car. — Enrique Penalosa

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Public space is for living, doing business, kissing, and playing. Its value can't be measured with economics or mathematics; it must be felt with the soul. — Enrique Penalosa

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One symbol of lack of democracy is to have cars parked on the sidewalk. — Enrique Penalosa

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If we're going to talk about transport, I would say that the great city is not the one that has highways, but one where a child on a tricycle or bicycle can go safely everywhere. — Enrique Penalosa

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A protected bicycle lane in the city in a developing country is a powerful symbol, showing that a citizen on the $30 bicycle is as important as one in a $30,000 car — Enrique Penalosa

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In every detail a city should reflect that human beings are sacred and that they are equal, — Enrique Penalosa

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An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport, — Enrique Penalosa

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We had to build a city not for businesses or automobiles, but for children and thus for people. Instead of building highways, we restricted car use. We invested in high-quality sidewalks, pedestrian streets, parks, bicycle paths, libraries; we got rid of thousands of cluttering commercial signs and planted trees. All our everyday efforts have one objective: Happiness. — Enrique Penalosa

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The essence of the conflict today, really, is cars versus people ... We can have a city that is very friendly to cars, or a city that is very friendly to people. We cannot have both. — Enrique Penalosa

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We need to walk, just as birds need to fly. We need to be around other people. We need beauty. We need contact with nature. And most of all, we need not to be excluded. We need to feel some sort of equality. — Enrique Penalosa