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The Sustainable Mobility Plan is a programme implemented by the Buenos Aires City Government aimed at facilitating forms of healthy, inexpensive and eco-friendly mobility.
As in other major cities, cars have become a prominent feature in Buenos Aires in recent decades. Today the public space is becoming more democratic: all of traffic’s key players (pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and motorcyclists) are taken into account. Walking or cycling is therefore not only a legitimate means but also a superb means of getting around the city. In light of citizens’ needs concerning the means of travelling into the city and journeys made within it, the decision was made to implement the Sustainable Mobility Plan in 2010. The main purpose of the plan is to think of public spaces in terms of mobility rather than transport and to promote the use of bicycles and walking as means of getting about, thereby turning the public space into a place where people can meet up and spend time together. So far, three Metrobus corridors have been created, policies that give priority to pedestrians have been implemented and a public cycling system and network have been set up