Vehicles in San Cristobal
We have seen many police Utes, police motorbikes and police cars. They are the same as what we saw in Isla Mujeres and Cancun. But one thing we have seen here in San Cristobal are police bicycles. The streets can be very narrow and there are three main pedestrian streets where it is much easier for police to patrol using a bike rather than a motorised vehicle. And we did see one pink police car.
The ambulances seem to vary in colour and we have not yet seen a fire truck.
When there is a festival, people decorate their trucks. For the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe there were many big and small trucks that had Her picture with flowers on the sides, front and back of the truck.
There are many armoured trucks manned by men carrying guns.
We also saw their rubbish trucks which do not have automatic bin emptiers, they need people to empty the bins into them.
There are lots of different tourist buses here in San Cristobal because there are lots of tourists here 🙂
Many people use motorbikes to travel. Here are some of the interesting varieties we saw.
In New Zealand it’s more commonly known as the VDub but here it’s a common form of transport. There used to be a VW plant that produced the beetle so there are many still floating around.
We don’t see many construction vehicles here. A lot of construction sites have people doing the labour instead of engines. We have seen a few floats as part of a parade though.