|A bicyclist shares the bus lane (legally) on Carrera Septima.|
|Solid buses. On this stretch, cars stayed out.|
But would Bogotá drivers - not known for discipline and respecting laws - actually stay out of the bus lane? On a previous visit to Carrera Septima I didn't see much evidence of the bus lane in practice. But yesterday, between about 70th and 90th streets, it actually appeared to be operating.
Of course, it's also possible that these lanes are nearly bus-only all the time. Or, that drivers will start invading the lane once their fear of the hefty fine, implemented this week, wears off.
|But this taxi shouldn't be here.|
The contrast of this budget transit scheme with the city's multi-billion subway construction plan - which may never even actually happen - couldn't be greater.
|When it comes to buses, green isn't always clean.|