Josafat Martínez de Luna

Urban observer, passionate and creative about all things urban, in particular mobility and cycling.

How would you describe your mission?

Transforming my city into positive urbanism, through public policy work and collaboration with civil society groups, using the bicycle to spearhead the shift away from vehicular mobility

What are the obstacles and challenges you are facing in your city?

The excessively high per-capita index of private automobile usage, making Aguascalientes one of the cities with the highest number of private vehicle ownership in Mexico.

What are the next steps now that you are the bicycle mayor?

Strengthening the law and regulation of mobility in my state and municipality, proposing research and data aggregation on cycling infrastructure, promoting and instigating road safety education and safer mobility through the use of the bicycle as primary mode of transport.

What lesson can your city teach others?

That investment and public policies based solely on one transportation mode only lead to mobility inequality. Despite this, Aguascalientes is also one of the cities with the highest use of bicycles per capita in Mexico, making up 5.7% of the population.