Bicycling on the Rise in Mexico City
City officials are encouraging bicycling as alternative transportation to lessen traffic and improve air quality:
"Areli Carreón, director of the bicyclist-advocacy organization Bicitekas, describes Mexico City as ideal for cycling with its flat terrain and favorable climate. She says attitudes have changed since Bicitekas members began staging nighttime rides years ago to demand respect from motorists known for their inattentive driving.
"Now, people actually want to ride a bicycle," Carreón says."