Laura Ballesteros
Roundtable
Laura Ballesteros
Deputy Minister of Planning
SEMOVI

The government’s goal was to make private vehicles only one of many options for transportation, fostering the implementation of carpooling when possible. To do that, we needed to invest in sustainable mobility with safe, connected and quality public transportation. This included more space for mobility options like Metrobús and Ecobici, enough space to promote the use of private bicycles and sustainable buses to replace the current minibus fleet. We also balanced the use of private and public transportation in Mexico City by publishing new parking standards in July 2017. One of these standards eliminated the obligation for parking space delimitation in new developments in an effort to better organize the city’s parking layout. Many international studies show that bad planning of parking lots and an excess of them can lead to additional traffic. These standards are the most important the city has published in recent years.

Cities often offer a better quality of life and access to job opportunities than rural areas, causing a major shift in the country’s demographics.
José Shabot
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José Shabot
Executive President
Quiero Casa
Quiero Casa is a developer and construction company that has been operating in Mexico since 2009.
José Shabot
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José Shabot
Director General
Quiero Casa
Houses were being built for the population in the lowest income bracket on the outskirts of cities.
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