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Ciclovia de Bogota

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Address: Bogota, Colombia
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Excellent idea to get people to use bikes instead of cars

Ride a bike through most of Bogota on a Sunday. This city needs a traffic overhaul and bikes would be the perfect form of transport for a lot of trips as the city is mostly flat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ride a bike through most of Bogota on a Sunday. This city needs a traffic overhaul and bikes would be the perfect form of transport for a lot of trips as the city is mostly flat. Congrats for this great idea.

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Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our cycle trip in Bogota on a Ciclovia sunday, which means lots of streets are car free during the morning. A nice way to get to know some neighbourhoods, within lots of Bogota residents on bikes and rollerskates.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The city prides itself on its ciclovia. It is so easy to get anywhere using it. I wish more countries were like this. The traffic in Bogota is very heavy and hard to get around at times . This is the best alternative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sundays and public holidays this huge metropolis that during the week is filled with very chaotic traffic, turns into a really well-made bike path. Excellent initiative which people seem to enjoy and a very good example to follow for many European cities!

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of Bogota's fingerprints. It is a social laboratory where you see a bit of all social layers doing some exercise all over the city. It has existed for almost 40 years, and it is all about major streets and avenues destinated on Sundays from, 6:00am thru 2:00pm, only so people are able to go out and: run,... More 

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San Miguel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Bogota has a very large network of separated bike paths throughout the city. On weekends the routes are expanded when some streets become car free. The city seems to be host a very large number of cyclists who travel long distances even in the hilly terrain. I did not see bike rental stations as in Paris or Montreal.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

There's nothing like a Spanish colonial city and Bogota is, sadly, nothing like a Spanish colonial city. A few scattered remnants of the old city remain in La Candelaria area, but the atmosphere and ambiance of antiquity are destroyed by drab '50s and '60s concrete office buildings, beggars and homeless people. Be cautious during the day for pickpockets and don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Heard about car-free day, bicycle day or free roads ? then Bogota is the place to be ; place where it all started. You'll find friends, families and almost everyone on road jogging ,skating bicycling together. All year 18-20 deg C temperature of Bogota makes this activity even more fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I am actually not very sure how am I supposed to rate this. During the days that we were in bogota we managed to live two of this events. Basically what it is, is they close certain streets for car entry and they only allow bycicles, skates, people running, etc. We found it very interesting as it seems like a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If you want to bike around Bogota this is the way to go as on other days the traffic is terrible and to be on a bike is marginal and the exhaust fumes terrible. That being said there are some areas of bogota that have some decent bike lanes, but to ride around candelaria do it this way

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