Friday, August 19, 2011

You Might Be A Porteño If...

... you can walk across 9 de Julio in one move/one traffic light rotation. 

 For those of you new to Buenos Aires, this street boasts to be the biggest avenue in the world at 140 meters (462ft) wide. 

This picture represents 14 of the 19 lanes it has when you include to two one way side streets.  Walking from one side of very tall buildings to the other side of the street without stopping somewhere in the middle is almost impossible. Each section is separated by pedestrian traffic lights.  I haven't seen it done, but I believe it to be possible.  My record is three sections of the four.  With proper timing, watching traffic lights, etc., I think this goal will be accomplished sooner rather than later...


  1. Can't be done without cheating! i tried, many times.

  2. Don't dash my dreams Reid! There has to one walkway at one light with the perfect timing. And with the right pace, you can do it. There MUST be a way...