Astrid Yamile Ospina Hincapié

My name is Yamile Ospina, and I was born in Medellín, Colombia. As a mother with a strong sense of social awareness, I have dedicated over 20 years of my life to working passionately in the social sector. In 2016, I established Biciàngel, a civic enterprise committed to sustainable mobility. Our organization provides guidance, training, and co-creation opportunities in the field of 4S mobility: safe, healthy, sustainable, and supportive, all while being in harmony with the environment. By doing so, we aim to contribute to the development of a sustainable and future-oriented mobility system. Our ultimate dream is to make a positive impact on the preservation of life and the respect for all living beings through active mobility and road safety. We believe that by influencing people’s behavior, habits, and actions, the bicycle can serve as a powerful tool for social and environmental transformation.

In addition to my work within Biciàngel, I actively participate as a citizen advocate, addressing various issues including gender equality, mobility, youth and human rights, and LGBTQ+ rights. I engage in collaborative networking with citizen groups to promote positive change in these areas.

What are your plans as Bicycle Mayor?

During my term as Bicycle Mayor of Medellín, my primary objective is to establish dedicated spaces for training, education, and pedagogical actions that encourage sustainable and active mobility among diverse population groups. Additionally, I aim to prioritize the employability of marginalized groups within the bicycle mobility sector. To achieve these goals, I will foster close collaboration with both public and private sectors, aiming to implement measures that transform Medellín into a city that is highly supportive of cycling. Equally important to me is the promotion of engagement with the active citizenry, as well as providing support to existing activism within the population.