Saturday, December 01, 2007

Meanwhile on a Sunday in Bogota

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was in Bogota in September attending my brother's wedding and experienced this firsthand. They closed down one direction of the main throughway in front of our hotel. It was a beautiful sight and we took to the streets to check it out. Kids and adults on bikes, foot and rollerblades were everywhere. I saw a mom teaching her child how to rollerblade. Bike repairmen were at every intersection, as well as volunteers directing traffic at the busy cross streets. They have bike paths and lanes everywhere.

While walking a man riding a road bike with tennis balls in one hand, a racquet strung across his back and with a big smile said in English to us-Welcome to Bogota!

I even say a dude in a Team Discovery kit weaving in and out of traffic during rush hour a couple nights later. He's much braver than me to negotiate that trafic nightmare.