While there are several public transport options in Bogota, the locals will often recommend taking taxis, which are generally inexpensive. As with anywhere in the world, insist that the meter is running. A bus rapid transit system called the TransMilenio serves the greater city area. The elevated stations are easy to spot and fairly user-friendly. Other options include buses, busetas (small buses) and flotas (minibuses), which indicate where they're going with a sign in the front window. Fares are shown on the door. There are very few official bus stops: passengers flag down the bus they need. Bogota also has an extensive bicycle network, and on Sundays certain areas are declared traffic-free.
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