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    A case study of public governance driven by citizens and government

    with collaborative planning, in order to become cycling city.

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  • Santiago has one of the successful Sustainable Transport

    Santiago has been recognized as one of the worlds most successful cities for urban transformation. Recently, this city has

    been awarded the honor of hosting Mobilize 2017,by the New York-based multinational Institute for Transportation and

    Development Policy(ENS 2016). As European nations, cycling culture has been Beginning to take root in this city.

  • Santiago the largest and capital city of Chile

    Santiago is located in the country's central valley at an elevation of 520 metre, and the cultural, political and economical center

    of Chile and the local headquarters of many multinational corporations are gathered in this city (Wikipedia, 2015). The

    population is about 7 million people.

  • Urban problems (1) traffic congestion

    As other urban cities faced similar problems, traffic congestion has been one of the problems in Santiago. The economy grow

    lager, the number of car owners are increasing larger. It caused traffic congestion to be heavier and parking to become harder

    (The Guardian, 2016).

  • Urban problems (2) air pollution

    Since the location is special where the city is located between the Andes and Chilean Coast Range. It causes the air to become

    trapped in the city easily. Airflow is generally stagnant. This means not to circulate and sweep the congested air from the city.

    Therefore, residents required sever emission standard for clean air (InsightSur, 2012).

  • Urban problems (3) slums

    According to the national survey, 14.4 % of Chileans are recognized poor and 4.5 % residents are in extreme poverty in 2015.

    Moreover, the aggregation of place which the poor live in had been fixed due to military regime (Sagaris, 2015). The poor had

    been excluded from the decision making process of urban planning.

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    Who leads this movement?

    Living City (Ciudad Viva) is grass-roots NGO which was founded through the confliction between citizens and the authority.

    This group has taken a key role to maximize public welfare for the residents in Santiago. Their involvement of any project from

    the start with public, citizen and private spheres brought about simplifying public policy processes throughout the planning

    implementation and evaluation phases (Sagaris, 2015).

  • Any Supporters ?

    CicloRecreoVa (NGO) has host vehicle-free streets on bikes, skateboards, rollerskates or simply on foot on Sunday mornings,

    where cars are prohibited from 40 kilometres of roads. Around 30,000 people enjoy the vehicle-free streets (The Guardian,

    2016). These activities leaded by NGOs contribute to good image of cycling.

  • As a facilitator and enabler, the government go ahead with planning with several engineers, NGOs, citizens and private sectors

    for a cyclist-friendly society. Above cycle path project is known as Mapocho 42K which is a mammoth 42 kilometer-long, 3.4

    meter-wide cycle route along the River Mapocho. This route links no less than eight of the citys neighborhoods (Mapocho42k,


    What is the role of government?

  • Is there no issues in Santiago?

    Because of imperfect cycling infrastructure, there are problems between pedestrians and cyclists, or cyclists and motorists.

    Theres little respect for the cyclist in Santiago compared with European countries such as Germany or Holland. Several NGOs

    have been handling with this problems for a better future (Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, 2016).

  • How can other cities follow this?

    In Santiago case, Living City has been successfully representing opinions of dwellers and a wide range of experts, and has

    relationships with other organizations. As a result, they are able to pursue maximization for a social welfare. Thus, establishing

    good governance, democratizing planning processes is as important as to achieving sustainable transportation for every cities.


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