Every Sunday from 9am till 2pm we go out for a bike ride. Well for the last two weeks at least 🙂
normal bicycle lanes in Bogota
Bogota normally already has special lanes dedicated to cyclists (as mingling with normal traffic is not a good idea, not even in a car!), but on Sunday a whole network of roads of about 120KM becomes only accessible to cyclists, joggers and families enjoying the space and exercise. For some reason it is very inviting to participate in this “event” and about 2 million Rolos (citizens of Bogota) actually do.
As far as I know this started in Bogota in 1976 and also happens in other Colombian cities as Cali and Medellin. It is a great way to get people to do exercise and at the same time experience their city in a different and more personal way. Any mayors out there that can replicate this please?