Germany shares lessons on urban mobility with Mexico

By Elliot Bullman

As part of the Germany-Mexico dual year presentation, Ambassador Viktor Elbling, has spoken about the mobility lessons that Mexico can learn from Germany, a country where 13.2% of household income goes to public transport, according to figures from The Mobility and Transport Council of the European Commission.

alemania mexicoOriginal Image: "Visita de Estado a Alemania. Día 1" byPresidencia de la República Mexicana, used underCC BY 2.0 license, via Flickr.

By 2050, 75% of the population will live in cities. For Elbling, who appeared in the Mexican press in December when his bicycle was stolen in the Historic Center of Mexico City, bicycle transport is a solution to the saturation of cars since it is inexpensive and ecological, but he believes that it is not the only solution.

"I think the times when the vast majority of people are travelling around by car are ending. I think there will be more diversity in the future."

alemania mexico 3

In Germany, 37% of the population spend at least an hour a day moving between home and work in public transport, while in Mexico City, 53% of citizens use public transport to move to work.

Germany-Mexico Cooperation

The ambassador explained that German car manufacturers are all working very hard on the electric car, with the purpose to generate a vehicle that spends less energy.

alemania mexico 4

"I think we can share that experience because these companies are now working and manufacturing in Mexico," he said.

In Mexico, more than 2,000 German companies (from all sectors) produce about 8% of GDP.

alemania mexico 2Original Image: "Visita de Estado a Alemania. Día 1" byPresidencia de la República Mexicana, used underCC BY 2.0 license, via Flickr.

"Mexico is a strategic partner for Germany in the cultural, political and economic sectors, that is important, but we want to go towards more mutual knowledge."

The Dual Year includes activities in topics related to science, culture, education, innovation and sustainability.

RELATED NEWS

  • Southwest Airlines inaugurates new international route to Cancun from New OrleansSouthwest Airlines inaugurates new international route to Cancun from New Orleans
  • The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to inspect certain older CFM56-7B turbofan engines.The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to inspect certain older CFM56-7B turbofan engines.
  • North Korea North Korea 'halts missile and nuclear tests', says Kim Jong-un
  • Frida Kahlo Barbie doll banned from shop shelves in MexicoFrida Kahlo Barbie doll banned from shop shelves in Mexico
  • NAFTA meeting on tap; Mexico doesn’t want to be used to elude US tariffsNAFTA meeting on tap; Mexico doesn’t want to be used to elude US tariffs
  • Mexico is second on world’s best places to retire listMexico is second on world’s best places to retire list
  • New video editing trend could be the future of ´fake newsNew video editing trend could be the future of ´fake news'
  • Trump says North Korea talks under way but he may not meet Kim Jong-unTrump says North Korea talks under way but he may not meet Kim Jong-un
  • Mexico’s candidates are avoiding talking about the elephant in the room: PensionsMexico’s candidates are avoiding talking about the elephant in the room: Pensions
  • Elon Musk just sank more than $100 million into The Boring CompanyElon Musk just sank more than $100 million into The Boring Company
  • Netflix is soaring after it crushed subscriber growth targets yet againNetflix is soaring after it crushed subscriber growth targets yet again
  • Starbucks: Protesters call for boycott after black men arrestedStarbucks: Protesters call for boycott after black men arrested
WATCH LIVE TV



Most Read Articles
Most Watched Videos
  • Generations Riviera Maya
  • Mayair

Language

Mexico News Network
All rights Reserved 2018