Ronald Vallecer Posted over 1 year ago Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action First, I can't believe that this man did not get a standing ovation! Also, to reply to those who commented that it is inefficient for single persons/ or single person low powered vehicles to use their time and effort to bring transport goods, the answer is of course innovation! I would think that this man's vision coupled with humanities' innovation, standard of living is a winner all around. If we as a society make is so that cars are goods of luxury, then I agree that owners should not be further given "luxury" advantage through traffic regulations and infrastructure. Planning ahead makes sense for goods delivery while planning smart makes for convenient immediate needs shopping! There is no excuse for wasteful transportation as and I must admit, this thought has never hit me before, private cars is the ultimate wasteful practice! It is the ultimate thumbs up to inequality! I feel that this man unknowingly has started an intellectual revolution in terms of how we value space and time in a democracy! I can imagine even Presidents in the future riding bikes, as the excuse of physical representation becomes obsolete and we move towards intellectual representation! In other words, it is the ideas of the president that needs to travel, and this can easily be accommodated by technology! Maybe when that day comes, the most powerful man in the world, will be that person whose ideas are traveling the most distance and positively affecting the most lives! I for one cannot wait to see this future!