|Cars wait beside an empty bike lane on Calle 39, in Teusaquillo.|
But isn't there a logical flaw here? Drivers complain because they feel that bike lanes steal space from them, slowing them down and increasing congestion.
|Cars stuck in a traffic jam beside a bike lane on Calle 24. None of these people could have used a bicycle instead?|
Instead of complaining about traffic jams, drivers should start taking advantage of them. And they should remember that each of those annoying cyclists is potentially one fewer driver slowing them down.
|A cyclist waits for a light to change in a bike lane along the Parkway in Teusaquillo.|
|A group of cyclists in the new bike lane on Calle 39.|
|And here's a street, Ave. Caracas, which could use a bike lane.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours