Monday, September 16, 2013

Bogotá's Rolling Junkyards

The old bus failed on Calle 26 and its driver got out and tried pushing it.
In theory, Bogotá has a program, called chatarrizacion, or junking, to remove those old, junky, highly-polluting buses and other vehicles from city streets. Unfortunately, Mayor Gustavo Petro's administration has apparently forgotten about it.

I thot about that while observing this vehicle trying to make its way along Calle 26 the other day.

His effort was futile.

So, the passengers got out and pushed.

With a blast of toxic pollution, the bus gets going. Celebration!

The bus rolls on, to pollute another day.
Drivers of old buses carry a sign demanding more compensation for junking their vehicles. 

The woman's shirt says 'Chatarrizacion with dignity.'
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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