Ciclovia in Bogota

The Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia is open from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday and on holidays. The route uses main city roads and provides over 121 kilometers (75 miles) of safe roads for cycling. The ciclovia covers all regions of the city from north to south and east to west, giving locals and visitors an amazing way to experience Bogota.

The ciclovia in Bogota was born in 1974. It’s infrastructure allows more than 1.5 million residents  to safely enjoy the streets of Bogota and enjoy car-free physical activity and as a way to advocate cycling.

“A citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one in a $30,000 car.” former Bogota mayor Enrique Peñalosa

Currently Bogota has over 350km (217 miles) of protected bike paths more than in any other Latin American city. Every new street that is built must also include a bike lane!

The word ciclovia translated to English would be bike way. The concept of a Ciclovia began in Bogota to encourage cycling in a safe environment. Today ciclovia’s can be found in many cities around the world including: Ottawa, Mexico City, Paris and many others.

Learn more about Bogota, Colombia.

We believe the concept of Ciclovia should be in every big city in the world to promote cycling infrastructure, advocacy and safety!

Does your city close city roads once a week to promote cycling?

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. bgddyjim says:

    Um, no… our town doesn’t shut down roads once a week…. We take the roads over once a week though, between 6 & 7:30pm on Tuesday. Like it or not.

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    1. Should become a thing in every city.

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      1. bgddyjim says:

        I wouldn’t complain!

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