Saturday Morning. I took off from home at 9 AM. After a few blocks along Córboba Ave. I got to Alvarez Thomas Ave. Luckily there are almost no cars.
A fellow worker on his bike.
This street is Galván, the barrio here is called "Saavedra", I´m about to leave the city. Notice that there aren't any bike paths in sight.
This little brigde crosses to the Greater Buenos Aires, what we call "provincia". Below me, the General Paz Ave. that separates the "city" of Buenos Aires from the "Greater" Buenos Aires.
Not the way you wanna go. The "riachuelo" (small river) is extremely polluted, specially around heavily populated areas like La Boca (one of the barrios that the tourists like to visit here). The riachuelo has been cause of controversy over the years because every government has promised to clean it but none has fulfilled the promise yet.
This is called "Villa Martelli", typical middle class barrio of the Provincia de Buenos Aires.
and under. Another fellow worker/cyclist. Two bike commuters in half an hour is not a bad average at all for this city!
9.30 AM Not there yet. Still no bike path. No need for suspense, I won't find any on the whole trip.
Some 19 kilometers from home... The Telefé studios in Martinez, the place from where one of the shows that I work for is broadcasted live.
Yet another Copenhagen Cycle Chic copycat blog. Let's call its contents bike/culture. I'm a tv writer and journalist. I live, work and bike in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here, more than 8000 people are killed every year in accidents involving cars. We don't really have bike paths and our drivers firmly believe that roads are built only for their benefit. You better not get in their way. Welcome to the jungle.