2023 began with important changes in the measurement of ‘pico y placa’ in Bogotá. In this sense, the Private vehicles ending in 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 and 5 cannot circulate on even days. And on odd days, the cars that end 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 and 0 will not be able to do so, they are the ones with the restriction.
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In this order of ideas, next week, drivers of private cars with license plates ending in 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 and 0 will not be able to travel through road corridors or Tuesday, January 31, or Wednesday, February 1, or Friday, February 3.
And taking into account that, in addition, February 2 (Thursday) is the Day without a Car, these drivers will be able to mobilize only one day next week: Monday, January 30.
It should be remembered that in October 2000, Citizens voted in favor of Car Free Day through a referendum. To comply with said mandate, the District Administration regulated this measure, establishing that it would be carried out on the first Thursday of February every year.
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Along with this, it is important to highlight that not complying with the ‘beak and plate’ mobility restriction will can carry a fine of 522,900 pesos together with the immobilization of your vehicle.
According to the Ministry of Mobility, one of the benefits of the rotation implemented on January 10, 2023 of the ‘pico y placa’ is “equity in the circulation of vehicles with even and odd license plates.”
“With the established rotation, now the majority of odd license plates will have more days of circulation during this week (January 30 to February 3) and that includes the Day without a car and without a motorcycle, a situation that occurred with all even number plates in previous years“, the entity pointed out.
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