Bicycle Partnership Program

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Ecuador

The Bicycle Partnership Program has partnerships between I-CE and:

 

 

Quito, capital of Ecuador, is a city of 2´000 000 inhabitants seated in an extended valley surrounded by high mountains and hills that prevent continuous wind circulation. More than 350.000 vehicles including busses, trucks, and automobiles circulate in the streets. Private cars only transport 30% of the population but occupies 80% of streets space and produces 90% of air pollutants.

 

The uncontrolled increase of the private car in the last 15 years has caused degradation of air quality and the transformation of green areas and other public spaces into streets, avenues, and parking lots. In addition, there has been an increase in noise pollution, and danger to pedestrians.

 

The driving culture in Quito is poor in respecting the rights of cyclists and pedestrians, transforming Quito in a dangerous city for alternative means of transportation. The bicycle can be a viable alternative means of transportation within Quito. The geography of the city provides excellent conditions for bicycle use and successful experiences like the Integrated Ciclopaseo (Bicycle ride) has shown this to be true.



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