Walk This Way
This project was made possible through a grant from the U.K.'s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
CTS-México is working to establish guidelines for transit-oriented development (TOD), a concept that refers to compact, walkable communities located within one kilometer of high quality mass transit systems. So far, CTS-México has worked with Mexico City to incorporate elements of these guidelines into blueprints for two urban revitalization pilot projects, Avenida Michoacan and Eje Central. While the projects have not yet been completed, the process of working with Mexico City and federal government authorities has yielded important results.
CTS-México is working with the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and the Mexico City Public Space Authority to introduce TOD and related concepts into the planning process throughout Mexico. To achieve this, the Center is finalizing four important guides, including a TOD Manual, a Public Life/Public Space Survey Manual, and two "atlases" depicting Eje Central and the Mexico City Metropolitan Region, based on geographic information system (GIS) technology. Together, the manuals and atlases will help public officials and urban developers identify how and where to best implement TOD principles at the local level.