|A recent advertorial in El Tiempo boasts that some new luxury apartment buildings have ten parking spaces per apartment. Car elevators coming next?|
|Congested Carrera 30 this afternoon.|
Ten cars per apartment? In the auto-adiccted United States, the average family has only about three cars. Of course, these people are Colombia's one percenters, who possess everything short of Mitt Romney's underground car elevator. Still, for every family with ten cars, there are probably a half dozen with five and 50 with two automobiles.
Already traffic-strangled Bogotá just can't take it! And the city's got to take real measures.
|No building your way out of a jam: El Tiempo reports |
that an expensive new overpass hasn't relieved
|'Share your car.'|
But give me an incentive to do it.
|Not in Bogotá: A car-pool lane in |
the Washington, D.C. region.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours