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The "Vision Zero" Movement Continues to Mexico City












"Vision Zero" has been a growing topic in Los Angeles over the last couple of years. Other cities in California and across the world have similar plans including San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, New York City and, most recently, another country signed on. "Vision Zero" has been implemented in Mexico City, Mexico. Their program is called Programa Integral de Seguridad Vial (PISVI). 

With a population of 8.8 million in only 573 square miles, Mexico City is the largest city in Mexico and has over twice the population of LA. Our two cities are relatively similar in size, urban design and culture. Like LA, Mexico City is similar in its transportation planning and offers various forms of transit such as subways, trolleys, bus transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities and even a bikeshare program called EcoBici. 

Despite all this, the walking experience in Mexico City can make people feel vulnerable when confronted with aggressive drivers that drive as if they own the street and rarely give the right of way to pedestrians. 

PISVI was only recently implemented and is in its initial stages. It's the result of two years of collaboration between city government, NGO's and members of the public. Vision Zero LA has also been working in collaboration with Mexico City on the initiation of their Vision Zero program. 
   
Author: Dayna