It seems all the streets in the centre of Buenos Aires are one way, alternating. It certainly makes being a pedestrian easier, especially when you’re used to driving on the left. Most intersections don’t have lights and rely on everybody being considerate – cars, pedestrians, motorcycles and bicycles. When it’s not so busy (i.e. the middle of the night) cars and buses pick up speed and toot when approaching an intersection, which I believe means they intend to keep barreling through and anyone else in the vicinity should give way. Seems to function quite well, even if it wakes me up at 3am.
By Amie Brûlée
Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.View all of Amie Brûlée's posts.