A bit of a fluff piece on environmental efforts in Mexico City in the WSJ – some good initiatives, to be sure (Metrobus is great) but 1200 bikes among 22 million being touted as one of the “most successful urban policies implemented in last ten years” shows what we’re up against. The microbuses were still there in droves two years ago and you can see from the video clips how car-choked it is. Reducing car use is still the only thing that will make a big difference in my view.
Mexico’s Olympic Football Team has a send-off game against Leon on Thursday before heading to Europe to play Spain on the 18th. In the tournament proper they will play Gabon, Switzerland and South Korea. Cruz Azul’s Javier Aquino could be one to watch. Diego Reyes fancies their chances.