Rio De Janeiro is known for extreme traffic jams that trap cars in gridlock for hours.

But now the Brazilian city is turning to old-fashioned pedal power to try to ease congestion.

It has set a goal to become the Latin American city with the most cycle lanes in the world.

The move aims to improve the quality of life for its citizens, and to do so before Rio hosts the World Cup and the Olympic Games.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Rio de Janeiro.

Source: Al Jazeera