Have you ever heard of the word 'Ciclovia'?

Ciclovia, a Spanish term meaning “Bike Path,” is most commonly associated with various cities in Columbia, such as Bogota, Cali, and Medelin. A ciclovia is either a bike route, or more commonly, a closed street that is used exclusively for biking, walking, and other similar activities.

Every Sunday and holiday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bogota, Colombia closes off–or, rather, opens up—more than 70 miles of city streets. Closed, that is, to cars and open to bicyclists, skaters, walkers, and mass aerobics. When that happens, 1.5 million people come out to enjoy the safety, community, and exercise that a seemingly car-free city allows. According to many participants, the Ciclovi­a has transformed life in the city all around for the better. People feel happier, healthier, and more united.

Learn more about ciclovia here.

[Above content taken from Streets Wiki Beta]