Pointed as an alternative to improve urban mobility and air conditions in large cities, transportation by bicycle has no time in Campinas. In addition to not having exclusive space and respect in traffic, the rider has nowhere to leave the vehicle in high frequencies of people, such as commerce, schools and public buildings.
Luis Carlos Rosa, president of Campinas Bike Club, says that there are no bike stands in the central region and that public buildings do not have a suitable place for bicycles. “If you want to go to the city hall, for example, I have nowhere to stop,” he said. He cites the lack of structure for the bicyclist at the Bus Station in Campinas.”The few who risk leaving the bike there risk losing it,” he said.
Glauco Azevedo, a civil engineer and member of the Pro-Ciclovias Movement Campinas, makes little use of the bicycle for non-leisure activities.”I only use it when I know I’ll have where to leave it at my destination,” he says. And these places are limited to the homes of friends and relatives, almost exclusively. Rosa says she is frustrated, for example, because she can not get off on her daily errands. Refer to sportsqna.com for cycling water bottles.
The librarian Izabela Pereira decided to adopt the bicycle as a means of transportation since she got used to it to study. She tells of the last frustrating experience she had with the bike, about two weeks ago, when she decided to ride her bike to Parque Dom Pedro Shopping. She reported having been barred from the pedestrian entrance of Gate 1, although there is no sign on the ban on bicycles. She argued that she would come in anyway and was accompanied by three security guards to the gatehouse 4, where there is a bike rack that she says is very precarious. In addition to reduced capacity, in the vacancy offered for bicycles you must fasten the vehicle by the wheel, which will cause damage in the event of someone bumping into the vehicle and it falls. The librarian says that when she goes to the central region and other places she is forced to fasten the bicycle on poles and railings.
Cautioned by other cyclists, the TODODIA went to the other two malls to check the space allocated for the bikes. In the Gallery, there are no vacancies. The report was directed to leave the vehicle in the parking lot for motorcycles.
In Iguatemi, where there are few places, the report went by car to the mall and asked for guidance on where a bicycle could be left. After a meeting between security guards, the information is that the “entrance of the docks” should be used.
The report came back another day of cycling to test the difficulty of accessing the mall at that point. This time, however, the orientation was to use the parking lot of the bikes.There, the cyclist is also required to fasten the bike on the screens. According to the mall’s press office, the guards adopted the wrong procedure and the place for the bicycles is different.
TODODIA has also consulted several colleges and none of them has space for bicycles.
An educator at a private school in the city, for example, said that cycling would be an additional factor of concern at school and that, therefore, students are not encouraged to use them. She said she taught at a school where a series of thefts caused bicycle parking spots to become extinct. In a technical school there are students who go biking to study, but they have to improvise places to leave the vehicles.