How Daniel Madariaga is helping Mexico
City be more sustainable

According to recent reports of the United Nations World Organization UN the planet by 2050 will conglomerate more than 40% its population in large cities and medium cities.In this way, sustainability and smart cities expert Daniel Madariaga Barrientos has pointed to the extreme need to build smart cities that adapt to the care of the environment in the shortest possible time.

What is sustainable mobility?

This concept is born to stay and promulgates concern about environmental problems and global warming generated during the second half of the twentieth century. Urban transport models such as airplanes, medium and short distance buses and the large number of private cars and boats cause important social problems such as air pollution, excessive use of energy and possible health problems arising from combustion of carbon dioxide.

The average temperature of the earth is also increasing considerably and the specialist Daniel Madariaga Barrillado knows about this phenomenon, so he provides a smart solution to prevent a generation and worrying problem. Madariaga says that although there are advances in sustainable mobility in Mexico City, other factors need to be prioritized.

The renowned professional regarding mobility points out that although there are advances in the matter, in the specific case of Mexico other factors need to be prioritized.

The specialist states: “Specifically in the capital, resources have been released to enable more forms of mobility. We have been able to see in the last 10 years how this has had a positive impact on the inhabitants, on how they are transported and of course on the environment. However, in this mobility model that has been developed it is necessary to put users, citizens in the center to specifically understand the areas of opportunity that exist. ”

From the sayings of Madariaga Barrillado, an innovative concept called “mobility as a service” (mobility as a service) is derived, which is closely linked to sustainable mobility and in Mexico City it is already under development but as a budding process that is necessary to continue supporting.

Mobility as a service

Mobility as a service aims to link 4 basic aspects such as technology, sustainability, mobility and of course to citizens. For this, the specialist asserts: "Based on the consideration of these items, Smart Cities may offer their inhabitants multimodal solutions that will have a favorable impact on their development and even economy."

With a greater awareness of the main environmental problems, trends and models that safeguard the planet, such as Smart Parking or intelligent parking, begin to emerge, such as adopting measures such as automated parking or robotic parking services. It should be noted that in several countries of the world this model is already successfully implemented and marks a path for the generation of so-called smart cities.

Along the same lines, these advances in the matter were also reflected in what the Ministry of Mobility of Mexico City (Semovi) ruled in implementing a pilot program that has as its main objective the awareness of the citizen and the responsible use of cars by restricting the circulation in the main avenues and accesses of the capital of those cars where a single passenger travels.

In this regard, Daniel Madariaga specifies that the measure adopted by the Secretariat is a great step towards raising people's awareness, but that it is also the first step in building truly intelligent cities.

There is a long way to go but there is also a growing global awareness about the care of the planet, so everything indicates that in less than a decade, the world's largest capitals such as Mexico are already close to being true smart cities.