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Fuerza Bicicleta: Urban Biking in Latin America

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Bike-friendly cities and bike sharing programs are constituents of that class of ideas that sees to cross-pollinate from country to country, skipping surprisingly quickly from point to point on the globe.

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Rose Becke (287)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:26 pm
I went for a ride today

Past Member (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:44 pm
I ride my bike to work 5 days a week it takes me 2 hours( to work and then home)1 hour each way

Michael O. (178)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:20 am
Thanks for the comments, Rose and David!

I'm also a big fan of the bicycle. My climate does't allow for cycling year-round, except for the most hard-core enthusiasts, but weather permitting, I cycle to work as much as possible for nearly nine months of the year. It's about 45 minutes/13 km each way, so it keeps me in shape, saves me a lot of money on gas, and reduces air pollution. I also try to do most of my errands, i.e. grocery shopping, the same way.

Obviously, if you live too far away from your place of work, it's not an option, but if you do live close by, give it a try. Too many people have been conditioned to believe that a bicycle is a child's toy or that cycling is simply a recreational activity. Once you "grow up", an adult uses a car to get around. We need to break out of that mindset and start to see the bicycle as a viable transportation option, not to be ridiculed, but admired.

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:59 pm
Awesome. We need safe biking lanes everywhere, and right-of-way for cyclists.

Carbon-free transport!. Yeah!

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:13 pm
Very nice. Thanks Michael.

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:23 pm
I agree with greenplanet - I'd like to see more safe cycle paths. Cycling is a good way to commute and is environmentally friendly.

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:45 am
Thanks for the article. We have a problem here, cyclists get killed on the roads everyday because we don't have accomodations for them. Hardly any cycle paths. In many ways we are still a Third World country. We cry out about the problem but it seems that nothing is really done about. it. We are a very small country and I guess these needed paths would take up space, but if we have so many cyclists we must have cycle paths!
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