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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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