With no hills, Buenos Aires should be a city well suited to travelling by bicycle you might think. But with its notorious traffic congestion, maniac motorists and total disregard for the highway code, it’s bad enough for car drivers let alone cyclists as anyone who has sat in a traffic jam during rush hour will testify. Add to that the pollution, particularly in the summer, with clouds of smoke bellowing from old buses, lorries and fletes (removal vans).

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