Could the Pandemic Start a Biking Revolution in Latin America?

By Leonie Rauls

The crisis offers an opportunity to ease the congestion plaguing the region’s roads and public transit systems.

The demand of social distancing is forcing cities across Latin America and the world to rethink public life That includes a reconsideration of mass transit, with a number of public sector initiatives encouraging biking as a safer alternative Already, city leaders in Bogotá, Lima, Buenos Aires and elsewhere have taken steps to promote biking as a reliable form of transportation for essential workers without the risks of spreading the coronavirus in a crowded train or bus The pivot to bikes presents an opportunity that biking activists and enthusiasts hope could lead to lasting changes in...

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