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Gallery: South America

Bicycle-related things from around South America

This gallery was created on Thursday, 7th August 2008

Cycle track alongside Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil

Cycle track alongside Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil

Cycle track alongside Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil

Cycle track alongside Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil

Cycles left near shops in the Copacabana beach area, Rio, Brazil

Cycles left near shops in the Copacabana beach area, Rio, Brazil

Bicycle and rider in the Copacabana beach area, Rio, Brazil

Typical bus in Asunción, Paraguay

Hostile street environment for cycling in Buenos Aires!

"Inicio de calle preferencial de bicicletas" meaning "start of preferential street for bicycles"

Pedestrianised area in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Massive highway in Buenos Aires

Cycling in one of the districts in Buenos Aires

Bicycle hire in the San Telmo area of Buenos Aires

Little in the way of bicycle parking in Buenos Aires

Cycling in Buenos Aires

Colectivos - basically buses where the driver has a helper that continually calls out the location. These are from Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

Cycle parking - Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Cycling through a park in Quito, Ecuador

Cycling through a park in Quito, Ecuador

Cycling through a park in Quito, Ecuador

Cycle parking in a park in Quito, Ecuador

Exit from a cycle path in a park in Quito, Ecuador

Exit from cycle path in a park in Quito, Ecuador

Start of cycle path in a park in Quito, Ecuador

Cycle parking in a park in Quito, Ecuador

Cycle path through a park in Quito, Ecuador

Crossing of a cycle path in a park in Quito, Ecuador

Cyclist on a street in Quito, Ecuador

Bus stop in a bus priority lane which runs both ways in the middle of the street, in Quito, Ecuador, near the cultural centre.

Bus stop in a bus priority lane which runs both ways in the middle of the street, in Quito, Ecuador, near the cultural centre.

Bus priority lane which runs in the middle of the street, in Quito, Ecuador, near the cultural centre.

Transport through Abancay in Peru. Incredibly windey road ahead. (See Satellite view or OSM layer to see the real direction of the road.)

Bicycle taxis seemed very common in parts of Peru like this.

Typical Uruguayan bike (the cattle-horn handlebars make a suitable national symbol, though they're also widely used for carrying a passenger) - Peatonal Bacacay, Montevideo.

Typical Uruguayan 'cruiser' bikes (coping with the lack of cycle parking) - Parque Rodó, Montevideo.

Typical Uruguayan 'cruiser' bike - you need a long chain if you only have palm trees to lock your bike to.

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