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cycling in rio de janeiro has over the years become a fashionable and healthy alternative form of transportation, with an evident increase in bicycles on the streets - in fact, rio is quickly becoming one of the best cities in latin america for cycling. daily traffic congestion can add hours to the commute of most cariocas, so both residents and city administrators pushed to create programs aimed at facilitating bicycling - joining business and pleasure, the city has built a truly extensive network of bicycle paths, crossing a variety of neighborhoods. the cycle network in the marvelous city is impressive, and with over 350km of paths, the city boasts the longest network of cycle routs in brazil, as a result partly of the campaign 'rio capital da bicicleta' aimed at reducing gas emissions.