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Colombia - Bogota Urban Services Project (English)

The Bogota Urban Services Project will assist the Municipality implement a strategic portion of its three-year Development Plan, aimed at improving urban livability, by increasing access, coverage, quality, reliability, and inter-agency coordination in the provision of transport, water and sanitation, and related basic services, particularly for residents in low-income areas. Through its components, the project will: 1) improve mobility through actions for continued expansion of the second phase of the Transmilenio System public transport. To this end, bus-lanes will be constructed in the Avenida Suba to Avenida Ciudad de Cali, feeder roads upgraded and rehabilitated to connect neighborhoods to the Transmilenio system, bicycle paths, and sidewalks constructed to facilitate non-motorized transportation, while public transport, road safety, and traffic administration in Bogota will be improved; 2) support the integrated program for urban upgrading, through infrastructure works that comprise planning, and legalizing marginal "barrios" (neighborhoods) supported by technical assistance for land titling and home improvements; construction of storm water drainage systems, and water supply and sewerage systems; rehabilitation of access roads, to allow for the construction of public spaces, and community services; and, 3) strengthen institutional capacity for urban services delivery, through activities that guarantee social, environmental, and financial sustainability.


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    Colombia - Bogota Urban Services Project

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Colombia - Bogota Urban Services Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.