Proposal and Recommendations for a Bicycle Strategy in Metropolitan Lima (Spanish)

  • Type
  • Includes:
    Case Study
  • Audience
    Urban Planners
  • Published
    January 2021
  • Tags
    Non-Motorized Transport/Active Transport Planning
    Sustainable Urban Mobility
Today, one in three Peruvians lives in the metropolitan region of Lima, an area with outstanding challenges in their urban transportation system that affect the quality of life of Lima residents. In the last 75 years, the urban area of ​​metropolitan Lima has grown rapidly and the extent of its urban footprint has multiplied by 13. This process of rapid urban growth has generated challenges in the provision of public services, mainly transport, limiting its potential for sustainable and inclusive growth.
Currently, metropolitan Lima has more than 10 million inhabitants and is one of the most congested (TomTom Traffic Index, 2019) and polluted (World Air Quality Report, 2018) urban areas in Latin America and the planet. These statistics reflect only one of the symptoms of a system of urban transport that has not evolved to the needs demanded by urban growth, without generating efficient, safe, clean and affordable options for the needs of daily mobilization of the population.