The vigilante shed thread also brought to light the problems the local authority are having with cyclists around here. As many may know, during the last twelve months, millions of bicycles have been bought in Argentina, largely due to interest-free payment deals over twelve or eighteen months.
Our road runs parallel with the river from Olivos up to San Fernando and is generally a fairly quiet, leafy and green road with no traffic lights. Consequently thousands of bikes descend on the route over the weekend and it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that over Saturday and Sunday we have at least three to four thousand cyclists pass our house.
Not that that is a problem in itself, rather the attitude of the cyclists who often ride four abreast, ride in the middle of the road and ignore every single rule of the road.
McDonald's on Libertador, Olivos is now refusing to pay their local authority taxes (ABL) because their car park gets filled with cars belonging to cyclists who bring their bikes from the city, thus preventing legit customers from using the car park.
Our road is too narrow for a cycle lane so the the council are having issues on how to solve the problem without closing the road to traffic over the weekend, which has been done further up when it becomes San Isidro's responsibility.
Residents just feel that cyclists consider themselves above the law - they all ignore red lights and one-way streets - and care little for other road users, which I agree with.
Actually, although I've witnessed and assisted at several accidents involving cyclists outside our house, I'm surprised there haven't been any more serious incidents. I'm not against them but wish they would be more considerate towards other road users.