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Mexico City ped/bike infrastructure, airport and random pictures

This is a continuation of pictures from Mexico City.
Older entries:
Mexico City Periférico construction in pictures
Mexico City Metrobús in pictures

Here I look at sidewalk and pedestrian infrastructure, some bikes, light rail, the airport and even some ancient roadways.

In downtown Mexico City, I spotted a brand new separated bike lane, with a green bike box and all. Note the two folks using the Ecobici bikeshare bikes. Also note the public tourism bus.



On foot, we explore the neighborhood of Tlalpan. Small local parks are pleasant.


Sidewalks have many, many trees, but the trees do a good job of making the concrete very uneven. Click to read more!

Mexico City bike-share (Ecobici) expands, more for 2012

When you think of cycling, Mexico City probably does not come to mind. However, they are trying to change that and began by launching a bike-share system in February 2010. Now they are getting ready for a large expansion in 2012, and they’re ending this year with a small one. As part of the introduction and expansion of a bike-share system, the city’s first bike lanes were installed last year. Also, a “Sunday streets” type event was introduced, where large avenues are closed to cars on Sundays and opened to bikes and pedestrians only.

The bike share system is operated by Clear Channel, so it unfortunately is a closed system (no one day memberships, only monthly and annuals). However, that hasn’t stopped it from being successful. The membership base was capped at 30,000 as to not overwhelm the bikes, and there is currently a 6 week waiting period. Click to read more!