Nicole, the older girl, died recently while cycling on a Bogotá street. While many motorists are considerate toward cyclists and pedestrians, others are aggressive. City hall needs to do education that cyclists are important vehicles as well, and deserve respect. Unfortunately, many cyclists (including yours truly) also often don't take basic safety measures, such as wearing a helmet and, at night, a reflective vest - both of which are required by law. Also, I often see cyclists riding at night not only without lights or reflectors, but dressed in dark clothes! A good way to reduce one's life expectancy!
This blog is written by Mike Ceaser, who owns Bogotá Bike Tours and Rentals www.bogotabiketours.com