|Sustainable transport is this city’s key to fame, with over 300 km of bike paths crisscrossing the town. At the center of it is a network of paths, or “ciclovías,” open on Sundays and holidays, that attract millions of bikers, skaters, joggers and walkers. This infrastructure has reduced traffic and created health, environment and economic benefits. Bogota has been described as a “Happy City” where urban design initiatives have promoted its citizens’ wellbeing.
The city’s ciclovías have inspired numerous other cities to follow suit, including New York. Across the US, increasing numbers of commuters are choosing to bike to work, in part because of the growing number of bike routes through American cities.