How the Ciclovía has shaped Bogota, according to VeloNews

The specialized cycling media VeloNews, made a report on the history of the Ciclovía. The specialized cycling media VeloNews, made a report on the history of the Ciclovía.
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2021
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The specialized cycling media VeloNews, as part of its special Colombia Week, made a report about the history of the Ciclovía and the impact it has had on the bicycle culture in Bogotá.

In the article "When Bogotá belongs to the bicycles: How Ciclovía has shaped Colombia's capital city", this U.S. media interviewed Jaime Ortiz Mariño, a Bogotá architect who is part of the group of pioneers who shaped the idea of the Ciclovía.

Mariño spoke about the role of the Ciclovía in consolidating the bicycle as a mean of transportation in the capital, “It has helped to raise, to educate two or three generations that see bicycles as something logical in the middle of a world designed and built for cars. That’s why today we have so many people involved with it. Whether is using it, studying it, or policymaking about it”.

The architect explained the origins of the Ciclovía in the article and how its first name was "The Great Pedal Manifestation" and its transformation through time.

The first days of Ciclovía

VeloNews asked Mariño if the Ciclovía had a unique impact on women to which he responded: “Yes. Definitely yes. In rural areas, both genders used bikes. When we became urbanized, the city was a complicated and dangerous environment. Many women had never thought of being on the street on a bicycle. Thanks to the Ciclovía, many women ride to work on bicycles”.



To read this article in spanish, click here