lunes, 26 de abril de 2010

Victory at the Cemetery!

Well, it took months and lots of phone calls and nagging, but they finally installed a simple bike rack in the Central Cemetery. Hopefully, the other cemeteries will follow - as the law requires. 

The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Another observation: Good for the Consorcio Renacer, which manages the cemeteries, for having the common sense to install a simple, inexpensive, unpretentious bike rack. In contrast, the City of Bogotá has built four expensive and sophisticated bike parking facilities - which have sat unused for years.

Unfortunately, the 'Bikes prohibited' sign is still there on the cemetery's front gate:

This blog pedaled to you by Mike Ceaser of Bogota Bike Tours

domingo, 25 de abril de 2010

Blocked Again!

A common sight for cyclists everywhere - thoughtless drivers blocking bike lanes. This lane, in the Parkway in Bogotá's Teusaquillo neighborhood, is also used by pedestrians, wheelchair users, skaters and others. But this man clearly doesn't care. He even appears proud. (After I said somethign to him, he did say 'You're right' and move his car. A tiny victory.) 

Imagine, just for a second, a bicyclist parking his bike sideways across a car lane. It would be a scandal! A criminal act! At least, an act of civil disobedience requiring imprisonment. This blog brought to you by Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours and Rentals