Live a video game! Ride Bogotá's Ciclorutas!
Bogotá's Ciclorutas are supposed to facilitate the lives of cyclists, but it certainly doesn't always seem that way.
Today, I rode from downtown to the Foreign Ministry to the DAS police headquarters, most of the way on one of Bogotá's most important Ciclorutas, the one on carreras 13 and then 11.
A typical scene on the 'bike route.'
|Would anybody tolerate pedestrians blocking cars this way?|
|Even these cops weren't shy about standing in the Cicloruta|
|Hmm...wonder what this Cicloruta, along Jimenez Ave., is used for.|
|Bicycle or motorcycle? At least we're cycle-pooling.|
"We don't receive bikes here," the attendant told me.
"But the law requires you to!" I protested.
"Show me the law," he told me.
I had no time to argue, and went around the corner to lock my bike to a tree.
|No bicycles allowed any more.|
|At least the rain makes room.|
By Mike Ceaser of Bogotá Bike Tours