Mixing pedestr. with bikes - as counterproductive as mixing swimming & rowing in the same pool ht…

Mixing pedestr. with bikes - as counterproductive as mixing swimming & rowing in the same pool ht…

Many cycle paths in Bogotá are installed on sidewalks. A mobility strategy should put the bicycle back on the main street. The travel speed of a pedestrian is around 5 km/h while a cyclist moves between 15 km/h and 25 km/h. Hence, walking and biking are two different forms of mobility, which involves applying different planning principles. Cycling is closer as an experience to driving a car. Therefore mixing pedestrians with bicycles is as harmful or counterproductive as mixing swimming and rowing in the same pool.

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