Peru’s Capital Invests Heavily in Cycle Path Alternative to Crowded Public Transport

Lima is better known for its back-to-back traffic and packed micros and combis (buses and vans) alongside its ceviche, but it may soon be known for its cyclist culture as well.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Concerned about the risk of crowded public transport during the COVID-19 outbreak, the capital of Peru is strengthening its cycling infrastructure with almost 50 km of emergency cycle lanes and additional parking, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) has highlighted.

"This is an initiative that we needed not only as a preventive measure for COVID-19, but also to help our citizens choose a healthier and more eco-friendly alternative," said Lima Mayor Jorge Muñoz. "It also goes hand in hand with our Yo Respeto (I Respect) campaign which promotes road safety," he . . .

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