In 20 years, the number of motor vehicles in Yucatan increased by 400%

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Mérida, Yucatan, (January 7, 2022) .- “The growth of the vehicle fleet in the state of Yucatán has skyrocketed in the last four decades”, says the Observatory of Sustainable Mobility of Mérida. This body detailed in a study that, only in the Yucatecan capital, the increase in motorized vehicles rose by 300 percent in cars and 900 percent in motorcycles.

The Sustainable Mobility Observatory announced that, in 2020, the metropolitan area of ​​Mérida registered 730 thousand 788 vehicles, 64.3 percent were cars and 21.3 percent were motorcycles.

By 2020 the volume of automobiles in the Metropolitan area of ​​the state capital increased 4 times. Meanwhile, the population growth was 1.5 times during the same interval.

With data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), the Mobility Observatory released a report on the growth of the vehicle fleet in our city. He highlighted that, from 2000 to 2020, the number of private vehicles went from 131,800 to 470,034 in the city of Merida, not including public service automobiles, trucks, and cars at the service of government institutions.

In this same period, the number of motorcycles went from 16,472 to 155,370, this is 9.6 percent more in twenty years, which establishes a very high dynamism, implying the presence of these means of locomotion in the vicinity with the perimeter municipalities, functionally in Kanasín, Umán, Progreso and Caucel.

The civil organization explained that the growth rate of the Yucatecan vehicle fleet is well above the population growth of the state. In this way, while automobiles grew 5 percent annually, the population records were between 1.7 and 2.9 percent annually.

The study indicates that the number of private vehicles in circulation is increasing, mainly motorcycles as a means of transportation and the lesser dependence on increasingly deficient and old public transport. In this way, while in 1990 there were 5.3 people for each vehicle, by 2020 this figure dropped to 4.7 percent and in 2020 it contracted even more, to only 1.8 people per vehicle.

Thus, Kanasín and Conkal are the municipalities where this growth accelerated with the greatest force. Thus, between 2005 and 2010, the average annual vehicle growth rate of these populations was above 20 percent.

The document concludes that, between 2000 and 2020, the total population of the Mérida metropolitan area increased 1.5 times, adding 440,226 inhabitants. Of these new residents, 130,806 are born outside of Yucatán.

Inegi records warned that, in 20 years, 549,400 vehicles were added to the operational movement in the central area of ​​the state, a figure 4.2 times higher than the population of new foreigners. On the other hand, the growth rate of the population born outside of Yucatán remains stable at the metropolitan scale, being similar to that observed in the 1980s and slightly higher than that registered in the 1990s, the report highlighted.



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