Dia sin carro in Bogota, what can you expect?

About 1.5 million cars, including private vehicles and motorcycles, will stop circulating next Thursday, February 1, in Bogota, on the occasion of a new Day without a car and without a motorcycle - Dia sin carro y moto. The day will begin at 5:00 in the morning and conclude at 7:30 in the evening. According to the District Department of Mobility, this time around 2.5 million bicycle users are expected to take to the streets, who will enjoy the 540 kilometers of bike paths arranged for the day. In the case of Transmilenio, the administration foresees an increase of 5%…

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Bogota’s Ciclovia tradition

Despite the mountainous surrounds, Bogotá is predominantly flat and the cycling infrastructure is excellent. Around 350km of bike paths – more than in any other Latin American city – radiate from the city centre, and every new street that is built must also include a bike lane. The TransMilenio rapid bus transit offers secure bicycle storage near major terminals, and it is law that parking lots must include space for bicycles. "A citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one in a $30,000 car," former Bogota mayor Enrique Peñalosa, a key advocate of the city's cycling infrastructure, declared…

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