Bogota is the capital and center for the economic, political and cultural activities of Colombia. The city is located in a high-land area approximately 2640 meters above the sea level. The city is well-known for its BRT system ‘Transmilenio’ and ambitions for a human-centred mobility. The urban area of Bogota is approximately 380 Km2 housing 8 million inhabitants.
Bogota has an overall strong history and organizational structure that gives cycling a big potential in the city. However, the low modal share of cycling indicates a limited outcome of these efforts. Hardware is an area for Bogota to address more extensively, refurbishing the existing infrastructure and developing the network.
Cycling culture is also an area to be developed to make cycling more of a mobility choice as oppose to a recreational activity only.
Modal split of cycling: 4%
Average length of trips made within the city: 5.5 km