“Hopefully there are more bicycles and fewer cars” Juan Manuel Santos

Former President Juan Manuel Santos recalled this Sunday that in 2016 his government enacted Law 1811 with which Incentives were given to promote bicycle use in Colombia and the National Traffic Code was modified. The ex-president accompanied his message with a video in which He is seen wearing cycling clothing and pedaling his iron horse. Since his term ended in 2018, Santos has devoted himself, among other things, to cycling. “Let’s take care of and respect cyclists! “, he pointed out. His message comes a few days after the death of a cyclist in Chia when he was hit by a truck and thrown from a bridge. According to figures from Cundinamarca Center for Studies and Research in Road Safety CEIS, in the Department 297,000 bicycle trips are made every day and, of these, 43.4 percent are made to Bogotá. On the other hand, bicycle use increased by 62.3 percent in 2020 compared to 2019.

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