According to this scorecard by INRIX, Bogota, Colombia is the worst city in Latin America in terms of traffic. The list takes into consideration many variables including the total amount of hours lost from traffic jams. In Bogota, drivers lost 272 hours due to congestion.
This is a particular issue in Mexico City with 218 hours lost. What residents don’t realize, though, is that alternatives are readily available. This market map presents some of the best mobility options the Mexican capital has to offer.
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This rideshare app deploys vans with Wi-Fi on passengers’ commute. When you specify your pickup location and destination, the driver with the best route resembling your trajectory will soon be on their way.
Mexican startup, Econduce, offers electric scooters with a supplemental helmet, insurance, and even driving classes. Through the app, you can locate available devices and pay for trips based on the duration.
Urvban is another carpooling service using shared vans. It transports the user from point A to point B with immediate access to the internet along the way. Vehicles are also equipped with surveillance cameras for additional security.
The Vbike program works with shared bicycles under a new format. For example, there aren’t any stations or penalties for trips lasting more than 30 minutes. Download the app, unlock the bike and drop it off when you’re finished.
Yaxi’s platform connects users with local taxi drivers. With this, customers can pay with credit/debit card or cash for the user’s convenience.
With so many solutions available in Mexico City, there shouldn’t be any excuses not to reach your destination in a timely yet practical way.
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