The mobility achievements in 2019, according to bikeNcity
2019 is ending and we don’t want to miss the chance to recap some steps forward made in Mexico related to mobility.
Last December 11th, the Senate approved a constitutional reform to make mobility a primary right, which must be sustainable and consider accessibility, efficiency, quality, inclusion and equality. This has happened thanks to women and men of civil society and many other organizations and institutions which gathered to demand this recognition before the law.
On November 21st, the Ministries of Urban, Territorial and Agricultural Development (SEDATU in Spanish), Transports and Communication and Economy, decided to collaborate each other, in order to release in 2020 an Official Mexican Standard (NOM in Spanish) related to Road Signs. This new NOM will be elaborated based on the contents of PROY-NOM-034-SCT2-2019, related to vertical and horizontal signs for highways and urban roads. It will also consider the proposals made at the Street’s Manual: Road design for Mexican cities, published on 2018 by SEDATU and the Inter-American Development Bank.
On December 17th, Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum and the Headmaster of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN in Spanish), signed an agreement to create the Interdisciplinary Professional Unit of Engineering in Energy and Mobility (UPIIEM in Spanish), which seeks to fulfill the demands of Mexican cities in terms of energy and urban mobility.
This year the bike-sharing system in the state of Sinaloa called Muevete Chilo Sinaloa, began its operation in two cities: Mazatlán and Los Mochis. These are the first cities in the northern part of the country to develop a program like this. The system, until this month, has mitigated over 28 ton of CO2 and has been used to travel more than 100 000 km by bike. These results reveal that a public policy is successful when the political will and diverse sectors are considered along the process, and when a budget is assigned to sustainable urban mobility.
Finally, but not less important, 2019 is the year in which bikeNcity was born, consultancy conceived to move towards human-powered cities.
The bikeNcity team wishes you Happy Holidays. See you next year to continue cycling around and working for better cities.