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Bike-Sharing Flourishes in Mexico City
Despite smog, traffic and the absence of a bike culture, Ecobici has taken off.
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Ecobici stations Mexico City

Starting in early 2010, Ecobici stations were installed in several central neighborhoods in Mexico City.
(Ruth Samuelson)

Bicitekas ride Mexico City Wednesday

Citizen group Bicitekas organizes regular Wednesday night rides through Mexico City. Here two regular participants pedal during a short 2010 route around Chapultepec Park, Polanco and Roma.
(Aarón Borrás/Bicitekas)

Bicitekas Die in Mexico City 2009

Citizen group Bicitekas organized a "Die in" in Mexico City in 2009 to protest bikers' lack of rights on the streets.
(Aarón Borrás/Bicitekas)

Ecobici user Mexico City

An Ecobici user – one of roughly 27,000 – perches on his
bike preparing to cross one of Mexico City's main thoroughfares.

(Ruth Samuelson)

Supervia protest Mexico City

Last October, some 60 people gathered for a bike ride to raise awareness and protest against the construction of the Supervia, a large highway project in western Mexico City.
(Aarón Borrás/Bicitekas)

Ecobici La Diana fountain riders

Every Sunday, the Mexico City government shuts down certain streets to vehicular traffic. Here, bikers and skaters breeze by the "La Diana" fountain.
(Ruth Samuelson)

Ecobici Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard

Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who has pushed through a series of biking-related policies, pedals around on Ecobici.
(Federal District Government)

Ecobici Paseo de la Reforma's bike lane

Mexico City political leaders hit the street during the inauguration of Paseo de la Reforma's bike lane and the broadening of Ecobici into the city's Historic Center.
(Federal District Government)

Bike-Sharing Flourishes in Mexico City

Despite smog, traffic and the absence of a bike culture, Ecobici has taken off.