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Tuesday, June 27 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Tearing Down the Wall on Good Ideas: Bike/Ped Innovations and Placemaking in Mexican Cities

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Mexico has made enormous strides in being more walk-friendly and bike-friendly in the last decade. Its capital, Mexico City, was voted the global Sustainable Transport City of the Year award by ITDP in 2013 and many other Mexican cities have made similar strides in recent years. This presentation will compare non-motorized best practice in the cities of Guadalajara, Colima, and Mexico City. All three have been focusing on making their streets amenable to active transportation. All of them have been leveraging partnerships and focusing on all “Six E’s of Active Transport,” engineering, enforcement, education, encouragement, equity, and evaluation in order to transform the built environment and, ultimately, to change culture. From tactical urbanism to innovative marketing programs to impressive cycle track networks, these three cities in Mexico have been pushing the envelope and leading the way for Mexican cities. 

The session will be rounded out by David Leyzerovsky, who will discuss Project for Public Spaces's (PPS) approach to Placemaking and its impact on community-building. Mr. Leyzerovsky will feature a recent example from Mexico City as a benchmark of PPS's approach.

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Tom Bertulis

Manager of Traffic Engineering Department, Design Consultants Inc (DCI)
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Erik Cisneros

Urbanista, Agencia de Gestión Urbana

David Leyzerovsky

Senior Project Associate, Project for Public Spaces

Rodrigo Guerrero Maldonado

Architect, State of Colima, Mexico

Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Continental Ballroom (Peabody Hotel) 149 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Attendees (5)