How Daniel Madariaga is helping Mexico City to be more sustainable

According to recent reports from the United Nations World Organization, the planet by 2050 will conglomerate more than 40% of its population in large cities and medium-sized cities, making the problem of sustainable mobility a challenge for cities. . From this fact, the expert in sustainability and smart cities Daniel Madariaga Barrientos has pointed to the extreme need to build smart cities that adapt to caring for the environment in the shortest possible time.

What is sustainable mobility?

This concept has been born to stay and promulgates concern about the environmental problems and global warming generated during the second half of the 20th century. Urban transport models such as airplanes, medium and short-distance buses and the large number of private cars and boats cause vitally important social problems such as air pollution, excessive use of energy and possible health problems derived from combustion. carbon dioxide.

The average temperature of the earth is also increasing considerably and the specialist Daniel Madariaga Barrillado knows about this phenomenon, so he offers a smart solution to prevent a generation and worrying problem.

Madariaga affirms that although in Mexico City there are advances in terms of sustainable mobility, it is necessary to prioritize other factors.

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

The specialist affirms: “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 transport themselves and, of course, on the environment. However, in this mobility model that has been developing it is necessary to put users, citizens at 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” emerges, which is closely linked to sustainable mobility and is already under development in Mexico City, but how a budding process that is need 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 will be able to offer their inhabitants multimodal solutions that will favorably impact their development and even the economy."

With a greater awareness of the main environmental problems, trends and models that safeguard the planet begin to emerge, such as Smart Parking or intelligent parking, which consists of adopting measures such as automated parking or robotic parking services. It should be noted that in various 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 when implementing a pilot program whose main objective is to raise citizen awareness and responsible use of automobiles. by restricting circulation in the main avenues and entrances of the capital of those cars where a single passenger travels.

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

Measures like this are not intended to hinder the movement and displacement of citizens. Its main purpose is to open the panorama, offer effective alternatives to the use of the car and give citizens the freedom to choose the transport that suits their needs, that facilitates their mobility, but without losing sight of the needs that prevail in the City we inhabit. And we must not lose sight of the fact that it is also much cheaper. They are comprehensive measures in favor of the environment and citizens ”, he sentenced.

There is a long way to go but also an increasing global awareness of caring for the planet, so everything indicates that in less than a decade the world's largest capitals like Mexico are close to being true smart cities