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A new mobility killer promoter proposal for Mexico City. (They’re kidding, right?)

Spain OHL international construction company

For your weekend reading pleasure, Ms. Karina Licea of ITDP and Mexico City shares with us this splendid rendering of a proposed new age mobility enhancement mega-project, purportedly intended to calm the chaos of traffic in Mexico City. Noble effort as you can see. (They took the words out of our mouth.)

If we read their rendering correctly the international construction firm behind this excellent project are proposing a total of ten comfortable lanes for cars. Nice! And those sturdy (one hopes) edges they call “Tableta” are the bits that keep all that steel and glass from tumbling down onto the street. (Additional background at http://www.animalpolitico.com/blogueros-riguroso-remix/2015/01/21/df-ciudad-movilidad and http://www.ohl.es/.

Karina asks what chances do you think the hapless (and only) ped (bottom right) has of actually making his way across the street?

Now THIS is what we mean by a Worst Practice worthy of the name of and this fine Department of World Streets.  Open 24/7 at   https://www.facebook.com/groups/worstpractices/.

And oh yes you were asking for the name and contact information of the firm that is ready to deliver one of these babies for your city. Contact the Sustainable Development division of the Spanish firm OHL (Obrascón Huarte Lain S.A. ) in Madrid: email: desarrollo.sostenible@ohl.es; telephone 91 348 41 00.

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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