|A crowd of motorcyclists roar along an avenue in central Bogotá.|
|El Tiempo: 'Motorcycles take more |
and more passengers from buses.'
Perhaps surprisingly, motorcycles also pollute - a lot, particularly those motorcycles with small two-stroke engines which burn oil and often leave behind a stream of white smoke dense with particulate
|A motorcycle belches out white smoke.|
Motorcyclists are also linked to crime. I myself was once mugged by a group of young men on motorcycles. And official concern was so much that several months ago Bogotá banned male motorcyclists from carrying other males as passengers.
|A motorcycle club rally in La Candelaria. Most Bogotá motorycles are smaller, newer and more practical.|
|Motorcycles lined up in a Bogotá neighborhood |
dedicated to repairing motorcycles and selling
|Motorcycles are involved in a dosproportionate number of accidents and injuries.|