Mexico on wheels
Cycling in Mexico City is rising in popularity as more cycle lanes are built and more initiatives are implemented to promote safety.In fact, according to the Inter-American Development Bank, Mexico City is the third city in Latin America in number of cycling journeys, with more than 430,000 kilometers each day. The city currently has 128 kilometers of lanes. Guadalajara, one of the three major cities in Mexico, also stands out with 212,000 kilometers in journeys and 18.4 kilometers of cycle lanes.
Bicycles first arrived in Mexico in the first decades of the 20th century. Like today, they were used to ease delivery of products such as bread, milk and water for short distances, and they were even a source of inspiration for popular songs.Nowadays bicycles in Mexico are increasingly used as an eco-friendly way of moving around in urban areas and also as a way of improving physical health.