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Students and Teachers Create DIY Guerilla Bike Lanes in Mexico

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 1, 2011 @ 3:40 pm In Green Transportation,Urban design | No Comments

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The cities of London [2], New York [3] and San Francisco [4] have all installed speedy bike lanes that encourage the use of carbon-free transportation. However if you’re in Mexico and you want a bike lane, you have to build it yourself. A group of citizens/activists in Guadalajara, led by local teachers and students, decided to take matters into their own hands and painted in a 5 km bike line, bike stop boxes [4] and added signs on a very busy section of road. Creativity, a lot of paint and many volunteers made this all possible.

Via Momentum Magazine [5]


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[1] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFUbrme9V0M

[2] London: http://inhabitat.com/londons-bike-superhighways-help-bike-traffic-increase-by-70-on-major-thoroughfares/

[3] New York: http://inhabitat.com/nyc-ironically-announces-bikes-in-buildings-law-while-cutting-bike-lanes/

[4] San Francisco: http://inhabitat.com/san-franciscos-first-bike-box-gets-stenciled/

[5] Momentum Magazine: http://momentumplanet.com/videos/guerilla-diy-bike-lanes-in-mexico

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