Colectivo Camina, Haz Ciudad

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Colectivo Camina, Haz Ciudad

Mexico City is one of the five most polluted cities in the world, and it has a lot of traffic.

In 2007, the Mexico City municipal government pledged to build 300 km of bike lanes around
the city by 2012. However, the city still only has 22.2 km because most municipal funds go to infrastructure for motor vehicles, overlooking non-motorized mobility. That’s why many activists decided to show how easy and economical it is to set up solid infrastructures in the city. They bought paint, brushes and rollers to paint five km of bike lanes, spending 8 hours of their time and less than a thousand dollars. The Colectivo Camino Haz Ciudad is made up of organizations and individuals who exercise their citizenship to regain space for pedestrians, trying to build a sustainable and less car-dependent city with more public spaces.  A city with a human face.