11 Nov '11, 10pm

Cyclists Paint 5 km of Guerilla Bike Lanes Outside Congress in Mexico City

Cyclists Paint 5 km of Guerilla Bike Lanes Outside Congress in Mexico City

Jimena Veloz, This Big City /CC BY 2.0 The citizens of Mexico City have been demanding bike lanes for years now, and despite promises made in legislation passed nearly four years ago, they've barely seen any. So, since the government has failed to provide the city's cyclists with safe lanes to ride, those cyclists banded together to make a powerful public statement -- they painted their own bike lanes on the streets right out front of the Congress building in Mexico City. Jimena Veloz, one of the activists engaged in the project, explained the motivation for the project on This Big City : "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." Jimena Veloz, This Big City/CC BY 2.0 Be sure ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/mexico-city-cyclists-pain...

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