Mexico stands at a key moment for urban mobility: The country is facing the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions primarily generated by the use of motor vehicles which account for 23% of the national emissions. In addition the high costs associated with automobile use, such as emissions traffic congestion accidents and sedentary lifestyles mean that the accumulated cost is up to 5% of the GDP in cities. Reducing these costs is a priority due to the environmental impact and disproportionate negative impact on lower income sectors.
Regulatory changes, especially those generated at the local level, have been building mobility as a recognizable and enforceable right in legal frameworks. This progressive recognition is centered around the provision of a high-quality and accessible mobility systems that allow the equitable, sustainable and effective circulation of all people and goods to satisfy their needs and full development.