But if you read about this tragedy on Caracol's website, you could be forgiven for thinking that its most important consequence was the inconvenience to drivers.
El Tiempo's story gives a few more details about one killing, in La Calera. The car reportedly had mechanical problems, and the driver lost control.
|'The event (the killing) caused transit difficulties in northeast Bogotá. Some drivers reported traffic jams of up to one hour.' Feel so sorry for those drivers!|
Alongside the story, the city's ad tells cyclists that they are heroes. Or, martyrs?
|The killer car, according to a Facebook user.|
Will anybody be prosecuted for this killing? Or will the motorist whose deadly irresponsibility killed this cyclist be considered a victim and let off with a symbolic punishment, as usually happens to murderous drunk drivers?
|The road up La Calera is popular among cyclists, but is narrow and often has lots of car traffic.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours