Ciclovia: Bogotá, Colombia - Why Not in the East Bay?

Another outstanding production from StreetFilms film-maker Clarence Eckerson! Take a ten-minute break and read on.

Bicycle Sunday is such a widely appealing idea, it is no suprise that millions head to the streets in Bogotá, as well as Mexico City, and most recently, Santiago, Chile. Streetfilms really puts my paltry presentation and report on experiencing Bogotá’s Bicycle Sunday to shame (see rideOn October 2007).

The idea is simple, given that Sunday is already the best day for a pleasurable recreation ride, why not promote it by dedicating a lane or two on our local roads to bicyclists, walkers, joggers, skaters, you-name-it? What would it be like to ride next to Alameda Creek through Niles Canyon without threatening traffic? The answer is fun and happiness!

-Robert Raburn