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Mobility As A Force For Health, Wealth & Happiness

It’s easy to think of alternative transportation such as walking, biking, and public transit as just a means of getting around. And on a community-wide scale, these mobility options offer a more green, environmentally-friendly appeal. But when was the last time you considered mobility as a direct for a healthier, happier, and more financially prosperous life?

In this TED City 2.0 Salon talk, former parks commissioner for Bogota, Colombia makes a passionate case for reclamation of public spaces for the increased mobility of all people. Gil Penalosa paints the picture of cities around the world where walkers, cyclists, and public transportation – not drivers and highways – are at the heart of urban life.

How has mobility transformed your life?

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.