Wednesday 26 January 2011

crap cycling in Bogota

Mark of ibikelondon recently attended a talk by Enrique Peñalosa, who was mayor of Bogota between 1998 and 2001.

Peñalosa’s progressive credentials are not in doubt, but a decade has passed since he was in power.

How fares Bogota today? A visitor from the cycling-friendly USA is less than impressed.

One local Bogota cycling blogger asserts that Bogotá's recent mayors not only have ceased extending the bicycle route network, but they've let much of it decay.

Perhaps not such a fantastic city for cycling after all?

I’ve no idea how representative this clip is, but if this is at all typical then any London cyclist will feel quite at home in Bogota.