Flexibility and Patience: a Guide to your Many Routing Options

In the past few years, the city authorities have expanded the connectivity of the bike lanes to extend over 250 kilometers! Can you figure out approximately how many miles that is? Despite all of these options, we sometimes still have to allow for unforeseen events that can generate delays and metaphorical bumps in the road of our journey. Oftentimes the routes can be interrupted due to strikes or protests. Tardiness comes with a greater sense of understanding here than it does in the USA. That being said, does anything in this passage sound similar to those of you who are used to moving around New York? 


How did I feel when I tried this way of getting around?:

It is such a gratifying feeling to set out by myself and successfully navigate the journey between my starting point and my destination. The first time I rode the bus and subway systems in 2013, I did not have a smartphone. Plus, many apps that we rely on today to guide us and offer instant routing relief did not exist in Argentina in 2013. Maybe what I am about to say sounds like an ancient practice, but I learned my way around by studying maps, drawing little routes on sticky notes, getting lost, and asking for directions. Nowadays, folks ask ME for directions!

Is this way of getting around connected to the culture and environment, How?:

Even though people in big cities often earn a reputation for being impatient and cold, folks in Buenos Aires love giving a hand with directions. I’ll never forget the time I was waiting to cross the street, my face scrunched up in confusion, as I was clearly unsure if I was heading in the right direction.