Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mexico City Mayor: "I want to ride my bicycle "

The Danish Foreign Ministry (Public Diplomacy Division) and bike designer Biomega teamed up for a  event during the climate talks in Copenhagen that demonstrated Copenhagen's layout as a bike-friendly city. Cruising down Copenhagen's numerous bicycle paths were the Mayor of Chennai, India and the Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, who were both interested in incorporating more bicycles into their urban planning. 

In 2007, Ebrard began closing many of the downtown thoroughfares EVERY Sunday in Mexico City, allowing families and bike enthusiasts to ride without the insanity of D.F. traffic. This falls in line with Ebrard's goal of building almost 200 miles of bike paths around Mexico City by 2012.

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