Bicycle Sundays in Mexico City.

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The Mayor of Mexico City has instituted an idea to make his community more livable. On every Sunday, the main avenues are closed to motorists and open to pedistrians and cyclists.
Now before you think this idea is over the top, consider the last time you were at an outdoor lifestyle shopping mall. No cars, no noice, a little sense of community. Durham, NC has ‘The Streets of Southpoint’ and ‘American Tobacco’ both are open-air markets with restaurants and no problems associated with vehicles. Kids can run around, adults get alittle exercise and some fresh air.
I hope the success in Mexico City gains momentum and large US cities consider this alternative. My family would welcome this move.

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2 Responses to “Bicycle Sundays in Mexico City.”

  1. margotmarrakesh Says:

    I spent some time in Mexico City in 1975. The pollution was horrendous–as bad or worse than Cairo is now. I heard in the years after that (maybe by 1985 that people had to wear GAS masks in Mexico city (or is that only in the winter during temperature inversions?) Yet, in this picture, I see cyclists and CLEAN AIR! Has everything changed, or what?

    And what are people in MEXICO saying about the government press conference about UFO’s a few days ago? (If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s my story about it and a link to the TV video footage shown on Fox News.) I’m curious to know what people THERE think!

    http://margotmystic.wordpress.com/2007/08/10/clear-ufo-videos-just-released-by-mexican-airforce-authorities/

    Margot in Marrakesh
    margotmystic.wordpress.com

  2. Retro Bicycles Says:

    Give me an old cool bicycle, and I’ll ride around the city for days.

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