Photo courtesy of the Center for Sustainable Transport Mexico (CTS-México)
There’s much talk in the U.S. about the economic stimulus and investing in building “green infrastructure” to achieve three goals - create jobs, upgrade our infrastructure, and save the planet. It seems that Mexico is doing exactly this with the launch of Macrobús, funded by [...]
Mexico's Second Largest City Takes Lead on Sustainable Transport
The first line of Guadalajara's Macrobús corridor, which opened in March 2009, spans 16 kilometers along Calzada Independencia, one of the city’s most iconic but congested avenues. The system’s fleet of 41 articulated buses operates on exclusive car-free lanes with frequent pick-ups from the 27 stations that integrate with the city’s existing bus routes and light rail lines.
Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city, with 1.6 million people. Located in the state of Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila and mariachi music, the densely populated city is also a high-tech center of infrastructure, electronics and business.
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