|The new Museo Nacional TransMilenio station, which includes a nice - but short - bike lane.|
|Entrance to the Museo Nacional TransMilenio Station.|
Bavaria district, with benches, green space, bicycle lanes and parking and futuristic glass entrances. The station adds a pleasant island between the chaotic Avenidas Septima and Decima.
The station is expected to handle some 14,000 passengers per hour during rush hours, according to El Tiempo, altho many may feel stranded at the end of the TransMilenio line.
But the new station, located between the National Museum and the Centro Bavaria, will not provide what it was supposed to: Relief from the pollution, congestion and chaos of La Septima. In fact, it could even make things worse.
|Cyclists pass by thru|
Museo Nacional station.
|Traffic congestion on Ave. Septima will only get worse.|
|A group of young people enjoy the new station's public space.|
|Trees planted in the new TransMilenio station, which adds public space and green to the area.|
|The new station includes good public space.|
|The ramp heading north from the station won't carry TransMilenio buses as once planned.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours