Voluntary ‘Pico y Placa’ met with different opinions
Making the ‘Pico y Placa’ measure optional for a week has been met by many different opinions. While for some it’s a way to help the environment voluntarily and reduce traffic during peak times, “now that it’s optional it’s truly an opportunity to show that we want to take care of the environment”, one resident said.
Not everyone agrees however, and while some say they disagree completely with the measure itself, optional or mandatory, others feel people will not obey the restriction if left to their own devices.
For professor of the Andes University and transportation consultant, Germán Camilo Lleras, measures like ‘Pico y Placa’ and ‘a day without a car’ can be excellent opportunities for citizens to reflect on other forms of transportation available to them in their own city.