I am Jimena Pérez Marchetta, a bike-enthusiast and passionate social worker who believes in the power of teamwork. I am the co-founder of “Argentina en Bici”, a national organisation created by civilians. Also, with some of my friends I created “Las Bicibles Salta”, in the city of Salta, Argentina. I dedicate several hours a week as a volunteer to strengthen citizen power of action, from an inclusive and decentralized perspective.
How would you describe your mission?
My mission is to help increase the percentage of usage of the bike as a means of transport.
What are the obstacles and challenges you’re facing in your city?
The absence of public policies focused on encouraging biking.
What are your next steps now that you are the Bicycle Mayor?
To reach all players to work together to create a bike friendly city.
What can other cities learn from your city?
When there are adversities, my city has great social power, mainly feminist, that fights for inclusion of all people in the city.