|Everybody loses this race: Cars block each other, TM buses and even a cyclist.|
|Going nowhere: Cars sit still by a TM line |
which is supposed to open in early 2012.
The results, are of course, a huge condemnation of Bogotá's terrible traffic jams and a commentary on the insanity of crowding the city's streets with big polluting machines which often carry only one or two people. The situation will only get worse as more cars flood into the city.
|Trying on BiciBog for size. (Photo: El Tiempo)|
Yet, the fact is, that commuters are using the bikes and appear to like them. Hopefully, Bogota and Medellin will both set up public bicycle programs. But for them to really succeed, they'll need to work on several fundamental problems, including reducing Bogotá's pollution and reducing its traffic chaos, both of which frighten non-cyclists from venturing out on two wheels.
|Cycling central bogota at night.|