OECD Territorial Reviews: Valle de México, Mexico

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This review finds that while Mexico has taken important steps in addressing the urban challenges in the Valle de México, Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, there is a need for major metropolitan governance reform.  Serious urban governance failings are inhibiting adequate responses to critical urban development priorities - regeneration, access to adequate housing, reliable and safe public transport, and environmental protection. Several measures are currently being implemented. However, these tools and reforms will not produce the desired solutions to urban problems in the absence of metropolitan thinking, strategic regional planning, and improved co-ordination and collaboration across levels of government.



Getting mobility in the Valle de México on the right track

This chapter looks at the major elements of the Valle de México’s mobility policies. It begins with an exploration of the current progress towards inclusive and sustainable mobility, looking at the metropolitan framework for air quality, transport policies aimed at improving residents’ well-being and recent steps towards prioritising public and non-motorised transport users. This is followed by an examination of the obstacles to improving mobility in the metropolitan zone, such as limited planning and institutional capacity weaknesses. A major section focuses on proposed actions to achieve a high-quality mobility system through improved metropolitan co-ordination, policy coherence, long-term mobility planning, and ensuring robust financial capacity. It ends with an analysis of the two major federal transport projects: a train line and the New Mexico City International Airport. Overall, the chapter emphasises the links between mobility and urban development policies and the benefits of addressing them in tandem.


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