79 – “Una ciudad avanzada no es una en la que hasta los pobres tienen auto, sino una en la que incluso los ricos usan el transporte público.”

“An advanced city is not one where even the poor use cars, but rather one where even the rich use public transport.”

– Enrique Peñalosa Londoño, 793rd and 798th Mayor of Bogotá (Bottom)

Quote Number: 135

Source: Peñalosa Londoño, Enrique. “Why Buses Represent Democracy in Action.” Lecture. At TEDCity2.0. September 2013. Online Here.

Source Notes: Thank you John for providing the source of this quote.



  1. I found a very close quote from Peñalosa in a 2013 TEDCity 2.0 talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/enrique_penalosa_why_buses_represent_democracy_in_action (see 00:56). Also, a Colombian magazine has a very similar title from 2010: https://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/una-ciudad-avanzada-no-pobres-pueden-moverse-carro-sino-incluso-ricos-utilizan-transporte-publico/125258-3. Also, a related one at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_eK52ncrZo (8:53)

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