Welcome to World Streets Worst Practices Department

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
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | http://bit.ly/2Ti8LsX | #fekbritton | https://twitter.com/ericbritton | and | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbritton/ Contact: climate@newmobility.org) | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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