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Mexico City’s cycling policies and infrastructure are models for their financial and design decisions and impact on urban sustainability and health. Many cases demonstrate the social, health and environmental benefits of investing in active mobility.

Sara Vélez got an ultimatum from her boss one day: either find a way to arrive on time or look for another job. She lives in Cuautitlán Izcalli in the State of Mexico, more than 30 kilometers away from her job in Mexico City. Like many others, she used her car to commute, some days reaching work in less than an hour, other taking up to four hours, thanks to the unpredictability of the city’s notorious traffic.

Today after a series of projects by Mexico City, Sara has more options, more predictability and has kept her job...

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Iván de la Lanza, author of this article is Manager of Active Mobility in the Cities Program at WRI México.

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