Bike Sharing Program Launched in Mexico City
Determined to prove its not a just a smog-addled city notorious for traffic and pollution, Mexico City had jumped on the bike-sharing bandwagon and launched its own free program called Mejor En Bici (Spanish link), or Better On Bicycle in English.
We love the jewel-toned wheels of the Mejor en Bici white cruisers, which are available at three sites in the Condesa and Roma neighborhoods, the city's hipster and eco-friendly stomping grounds. To use the bikes, users must register, sign a form, and leave a piece of identification and a deposit of 200 pesos (about $20), which is returned when the bike is dropped off at the same station. The bikes are available from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.The privately-funded program is a welcome addition and a nice complement to the city government's recent commitment to build 186 miles of bike paths by 2012.:: Via Revista Travesias, New Ventures Mexico BlogTransport in Mexico CityMexico City to Build 186 Miles of Bike Paths by 2012Tragedy as Drunk Driver Collides With Cyclists in MexicoMexico City Launches "Green Plan"The Bicycle is the World's Most Popular VehicleBike SharingNext Stop For Bike-Share Programs: Capitol HillSaddle Up: Bike-Sharing Program Arrives in TucsonThe TH Interview: Bicing, Barcelona’s Bike Sharing System