|For years, Plaza San Victorino has hosted this bike rack, which sometimes contains one or two bikes.|
From a cyclists perspective, his record is mixed.
Take a look at Plaza San Victorino, which for years had a small bike rack which sometimes held one or two bicycles.
What was wrong with that? A lot, according to someone connected to the Petro administration, who decided that the plaza needed dozens and dozens more bike parking spots.
|These Petro bike racks on Plaza San Victorino actually found users.|
|But this one didn't.|
|Finally, a bike in this rack.|
|Another rack, around the corner, provides seating for tired street vendors.|
Along the same lines, Petro's administration also issued a contract to create a public bicycle system - to a man who had no experience with bicycles and did have a history of corruption accusations, in a consortium with a Chinese company with not apparent experience with bicycles.
The contract was annulled by Mayor Peñalosa, and Bogotá still has no public bikes.
On the other hand, under Petro the city did build some useful bike lanes, called ciclorutas.
|A Petro-era cicloruta along El Parkway in Teusaquillo.|
|Public bikes lent out during the Petro administration, now parked for the long-term.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogota Bike Tours