Cyclists demonstrate naked in Brazil to raise awareness about traffic accidents / Montevideo Portal
Some 30 cyclists braved the rain this Sunday in São Paulo, Latin America’s largest megalopolis, with or without helmets, baring their butts or riding on bike saddles. Make drivers aware of their “vulnerability” to traffic accidents.
At dawn in Paulista Avenue, the most iconic artery of Brazil’s economic capital, mostly naked, but Some people prefer to ride in thongs or underwear.
One of them is shown naked like a bug. His body was completely green and spotted, and he had a shapka on his head.
Everyone responds to the call of Pedalada Pedalada, Brazilian version of the global movement World Naked Bike.
The 41-year-old photographer said, “We are naked on one of Latin America’s largest boulevards, demonstrating our vulnerability to force and vehicular violence.
“This movement helps show society how important we are. By using bicycles as a mode of transportation, we remove polluting cars from city traffic,” he added. .
Artist Andressa Aguida, 43, The message “sustainable pedaling” was painted on her stomach before she went topless down Paulista Avenue.
“When drivers honk their horns at us, they disrespect us and they seem to tell us: ‘Please, or I will run you over,'” he accused. bottom.
According to a study published last June by the Brazilian Association of Road Traffic Medicine (Abramet), in 2011: 16,000 accidents involving hospitalization of critically ill cyclists, an average of 44 per day.