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Monday, December 5, 2011

Green activists paint guerrilla cycle lane [CNN]


(CNN) -- A group of urban activists have painted a "guerrilla" cycle lane along a busy stretch of road in the center of Mexico City.
The group who call themselves the Make Your City Collective say they took matters into their own hands after local government stalled on its promise to build 300 kilometers of cycle lanes by the end of 2012.
"There is a national campaign calling for legislators to allocate at least 5% of the transport budget to non-motorized infrastructure, so we painted a bike lane in front of congress to help promote it," said Jimena Veloz, a member of the Make Your City Collective.
The unauthorized five-kilometer path takes commuters to the foot of the city's Congressional Hall, where discussions concerning the future of Mexico's transport infrastructure are currently under way.

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