"Camina" is a strategy of ITDP Mexico (Institute for Transport and Development Policy). The main objective is to claim the place of the pedestrian as the first actor of the public space. This initiative has begun with awesome Tactical Urbanism interventions for pedestrian rights in Mexico City. Armed with traffic cones and clear signage we change the geometry of streets in a walkable scale.

Yazmín Viramontes, Mexico DF, Mexico

"Camina" is a strategy of ITDP Mexico (Institute for Transport and Development Policy). The main objective is to claim the place of the pedestrian as the first actor of the public space. This initiative has begun with awesome Tactical Urbanism interventions for pedestrian rights in Mexico City. Armed with traffic cones and clear signage we change the geometry of streets in a walkable scale safe for everybody, specially pedestrians. As a next step, ITDP Mexico is launching a new campaign to improve pedestrian environments and allow more people to walk safely, efficiently, and comfortably. The project, #CAMINA, (#Walk, in English), uses Tactical Urbanism to create temporary street interventions that prove the ease and benefits of prioritizing walking. Working with local officials and local activists, the campaign will show Mexico City what it’s like to live in a city where the pedestrian is king. These interventions project a vision of the city. The changes to the street, though temporary, illustrate the importance of walking, and allow others to see how public space can be used when the design was shaped at a human scale. Join the conversation on Twitter using #Camina or follow @camina_mx. In a short term future these project will not be only about Tactical Urbanism, we will create a walk toolkit for cities in Latinamerica. This will be very useful for governments and advocates in order to recover the human scale in it's right way.

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Yazmín Viramontes, Mexico DF, Mexico

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