Bicycle Users Take Action Into Their Own Hands

In 2007, Mexico City's government promised that it would build 300km of bike lanes around the city by 2012. According to Jimena Veloz, "the city still only has 22.2 km because most money is allocated to car infrastructure."

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and the National Network for Urban Cycling (BiciRed) began a campain, Veloz says, asking national legislators to assign at least that percentage of the transportation budget to non-motorized infrastructure.

"To promote that campaign and pressure legislators into action, several cycling and pedestrian organizations decided to paint their own bike lane in front of Congress on October 20th."

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Full Story: WikiLane - How Citizens Built Their own Bicycle Network

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