What Will The City of Buenos Aires Look Like In 2030?

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, lifestyle, real estate, visionaries

That’s the question architects and urban planners are asking now in an effort to avoid some of BA’s urban utopia missteps of the past half century. Or at least, viewed through a more optimistic prism, what it could look like. “We had an amazing city until the 1950’s, but since then we’ve had a growing demand for infrastructure, for train …

Mejor en Bici Program Growing Thanks to Corporate Initiatives

Patrick Archer ba government, lifestyle

The City of Buenos Aires has made giant two-wheeled strides to embrace the culture of cycling, primarily through the Mejor en Bici (Better by Bike) program. The ongoing expansion of Mejor en Bici concludes this week-long series of transformative urban planning projects in Buenos Aires. Mejor en Bici has created an extensive network of free bike rental stations and bicycle-only …

Bicing: Triple-Digit Surge in Demand for BA’s Free Bike Service

Patrick Archer ba government, competitiveness, lifestyle

When the City of Buenos Aires originally launched the free bicycle rental program, Mejor en Bici, in 2010, few could have envisioned the surge in demand. In fact, many observers and commenters voiced skepticism saying such a program works well in a metro like Barcelona, Hangzhou or Paris but would never catch on in car-centric, often congested BA. Fast forward …

As Buenos Aires Becomes Less Car-Friendly, Parking Lot Values Rise

Patrick Archer real estate

In last year’s Parking Lot Millionaire, we saw how attractive investing in Buenos Aires parking lots could be if you had a million dollars to invest. Now financial planner Mariano Otalora makes the case-for-cocheras for small investors looking for real estate diversification without the requisite US$100,000+ cash outlay for a Buenos Aires condo. Several supply and demand factors are in play …

The Buenos Aires Metrobus Arrives; Connects Palermo With The South

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Months after the launch of Mejor en Bici, Buenos Aires is two months away from taking a major step forward in public transportation. The Metrobus, a dedicated two-lane bus corridor intended to expedite cross-town bus trips, begins service in May. The first Metrobus line will extend the length of Juan B. Justo Avenue running from Palermo to Liniers with 25 …