|Carrera 30 near the National University flowed uncongested today. Often, traffic just crawls along here.|
|A traffic jam on a nearby stretch of Carrera 30 a few days ago.|
Bogotá's annual 'Car-Free Day', which happened today, is a beautiful dream. And here's why: Cars Kill Cities!
|Private university students walk in the ritzy La Merced neighborhood. Today, the poor souls had to catch the bus or a taxi|
Nowhere to walk: Normally, the neighborhood looks like this, where the street and sidewalk are turned into a parking lot and pedestrians have to dodge cars.
On a normal day on the Avenida Circunvular cars park on the sidewalk, forcing pedestrians to walk in the road, amongst racing cars.
|'Slowly or with space?'A poster advertising car-free day on an office building's bulletin board. The attorney I met with in the building considered car-free day a terrible inconvenience.|
|Cyclists ride down Calle 26, half of which was turned into a Ciclovia today. The bicyclists' turnout was underwhelming.|
|A graph from a recent OECD report on Colombia shows how traffic speed has dropped as the number of cars has climbed.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours