|An empty future for Ave. Jimenez?|
|A pothole on Ave. Jimenez.|
Residents protested the other day against a city plan they claim would shut down the Museo de Oro and Las Aguas TransMilenio stations. City officials say that's not in their plans (altho I have read that it is), but that they do intend to remove one important bus line.
|La Candelaria residents protest against plans to reduce or |
eliminate bus service along Jimenez Ave. (Photo: El Tiempo)
And other cities, such as Portland, Oregon, seem to have discovered durable brick surfacing for bus routes.
|A brick bus avenue in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: ASLA)|
|TransMilenio buses backed up on Ave. Jimenez.|
|Scenes of daily (and nightly) traffic jams in La Candelaria. With reduced bus service, they'd get worse.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours