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The first National Bicycle Forum opens in Mérida

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Organizers and authorities met for the inauguration of the first National Bicycle Forum in Mérida, which will take place from June 20 to 23. Supported by the Mérida city council and the Government of Yucatán, this festival celebrates sustainable mobility.

“This is not the first time we have worked in conjunction with the state government, city council, universities, and public companies. This shows that the work of civil society, the government, academia, and private initiative can bear fruit, not only to hold an event like this but above all to think and design the society we want,” said Everardo Flores, president of Cicloturixes A.C.  

The event is held by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, promoted by the United Nations. It brings together national and international activists in favor of the use of bicycles and sustainable mobility. The central theme of the forum is sustainable mobility. The thematic axes are four: health, environment, culture public space, and road safety.

“One of the main objectives of this forum is to show the power of citizen organization in terms of mobility. Authorities come and authorities come, those of us who always stay are the citizens, who are the ones who assume the responsibility of working for more humane cities, where children can run and ride bicycles again,” he noted.

This national forum will have 60 sessions where important content will be presented to rethink mobility in cities. There will be a participation of 70 speakers.

The five venues of this national forum are the Palace of Music, the Manuel Cepeda Peraza Library, the UADY Central Library, the Yucatán University of the Arts, the Museo del Mundo Maya, and the Olimpo Cultural Center.

“Those we are addressing are not mobility specialists, officials, or activists, who we must address is the general public. To those who walk and use public transportation and drive a motorized or non-motorized vehicle every day around the city. “Who we must address is the youth of this country.”

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