|This broad new bike lane on Carrera 7 connects the city center|
to the Centro Internacional.
The pedestrianized secion of Carrrer 7 has finally been connected to the Centro Internacional and the
|Until recently, the lane looked like this: |
protected by temporary barriers.
Other lanes are being phased in, with heavy plastic barriers marking their paths until something concrete is installed.
While bike lanes mean more riders, they also generate complaints from drivers, who feel deprived of road space they believe belongs to them. Yet, from what I've seen, these proposed lanes are on quieter streets where the space won't be missed. And grumbling drivers ought to imagine how much worse congestion would be if each of those cyclists were instead driving a car.
|This letter writer complains about bike lanes taking away space from cars, but forgets that bicyclists also open up room in cities.|
|Even Bogotá's best bike lanes get little respect.|
|These drivers thought this bike lane offered convenient parking.|
|A daily travail in Bogotá. Not the fault of bicycles.|