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    Mexican officials to bike to work

    'Mexican officials to bike to work'

    Are there many cities, towns out there that would take this on? Are there places doing this already?


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6519601.stm

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    Quote Originally posted by fausto View post
    'Mexican officials to bike to work'

    Are there many cities, towns out there that would take this on? Are there places doing this already?


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6519601.stm

    I think that is pretty cool what Mexico is doing. It would be nice to see Mexico City become bike-oriented like Bogota, Colombia. They have a bike network totaling 303 kilometers.
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    anywhere in u.s.?

    I know that there are incentives for communig by bike, or tranis,t but I'm curious as to whether there are any cases where there is a mandate for city workers to take transit or bike commute once per month or more regularly. Are there any other cities that do this?

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    I was asked to ride the bus once per month because I am promoting alternative modes of transport - but since my boss realized I rode my bike, I was let off the hook.

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    In Guadalajara, which is one of the larger cities after el D.F. they close down one of the main boulevards once a week, or once a month, I can't remember, and allow only bicycle traffic. It's amazing to see so many people out there on a bike. It would be good to see other cities doing something like that. (Can you imagine Los Angeles closing Wilshire Blvd for a day?)

    Overall though, I think it's pretty dangerous to ride a bike in Mexico. Most streets are very narrow, and people drive rather recklessly.

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