School / organization: INSTITUTO ESCUELA DEL SUR
Delegation leader/ teacher: Abraham Pita Larrañaga
Students: Sofía Arriaga Galicia, Hugo Tonatiuh Carrillo Bonilla, Santiago García Martínez.
Partner organization: COMISIÓN AMBIENTAL DE LA MEGALÓPOLIS / PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA
Project title: TRANSPORTATION IN MEXICO CITY
We will study the access and the use of public transport in Mexico City, mainly in the communities of the students who participate in this project. In Mexico City, the use of cars with petrol-powered internal combustion engine is privileged. The gasoline in Mexico is very expensive in economic terms and highly polluting. However, for reasons of comfort and a supposed "inefficiency" of public transport, many people never use it.
The study aims to find out how efficient local public transport is compared to the use of cars, in terms of energy and travel time. We are making a lot of observations and measurements about times of travel, frequency, punctuality, accessibility and state of facilities. The research is being developed both in METRO (electrical subway) and in METROBUS (gasoline buses that circulate on their own lane), that are the main transportation systems in our city.
Results will be disseminated and shared with local government and community groups interested in transport-related issues. On the other hand, it will also be reported that the public transport of Mexico City provides very interesting spaces of interaction and cultural exchange that are little valued.