Sustainable Transportation in Mexico

  • Nora Munguia
  • Velazquez Luis


This chapter shows an interesting unsustainability case study in the transportation sector at the City of Mexico called “HOY NO CIRCULA”, been translated into English as the NO DRIVING DAY PROGRAM. For more than two decades, this program has failed in reducing air pollution and in protecting public human health. In other words, the program has created anger among different groups in the society. The transportation sector certainly contributes to climate change because it is the second largest generators of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to fossil fuel combustion. For this reason, it is necessary to decouple the economic growth of this sector and CO2 emissions. To be more sustainable, it is clear that the transportation sector requires smart interventions to change its unsustainable pattern. The NO DRIVING DAY PROGRAM has included unilateral coercive measures that did not work at all in decreasing pollution. The reason is simply because sustainability cannot be decreed; this can only be achieved when the Government is in harmony with the Society.


Sustainable transportation Climate change Carbon dioxide decoupling Paris Agreement Sustainability principles Mexico City 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nora Munguia
    • 1
  • Velazquez Luis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SonoraHermosilloMexico

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