Three persons cycling along the shore of Copacabana beach in the morning.
Rio de Janeiro, just like many other towns around the globe, has a public bike sharing program. The city has lots of the orange bike centers, where, once subscribed, you can get a bike for your use around the town.
The bike sharing program is called ‘Bike Rio’ and is supported by a Local bank called Itau, which uses Orange as the predominant color to build their brand.
There are not many miles of cycling paths in Rio but at least its shore is relatively well covered – One can ride from Downtown all the way to Leblon appreciating the many beauties of the city without having to share the road with cars.
Not so long ago, for about 4 months, one could ride all the way past Leblon to São Conrado and Beyond via a brand new cycling path inaugurated in January 2016 (Ciclovia Tim Maia). However it did not last for long without a fatal accident, which was linked to a design issue and led to the fatality of two persons during a swell of massive waves hitting it.
Another interesting fact that can be noticed in this photograph is a traffic sign saying the speed limit on Avenida Atlantica (70km/h). Not only in Avenida Atlantica, but pretty much all over town there are multiple radar points to automatically fine whoever is speeding or running through red lights.
Photo taken on 31/Jan/2016.