Mexican cycling advocates take matters into their own hands

Mexico City’s government pledged in 2007 that it would build 300 km of bike lanes around the city by 2012. However, the city still only has 22.2 km because most money is allocated to car infrastructure, leaving aside non-motorized mobility.

Advocacy groups then launched a campaign to solicit five percent of government’s transportation budget for non-motorized transportation. Their first effort—painting a 5km bike lane through Mexico City—was quickly erased, but their second effort proved to be a success.

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