Plenary Speaker

Peatónito

Peatónito

Superhero and pedestrian activist

Mexico

Born and raised in the chaotic capital city of Mexico this masked “luchador” (wrestler) is a pedestrian activist superhero. Peatónito used to be a normal citizen with a normal job until one day he decided to fight for the rights of the walkers. This idea came to this young man when he went to the “lucha libre” arena, the Mexicans’ favourite spectacle, where the magic of the traditional wrestling matches happens. The next day he brought the fight from the arena to the streets.

The goal: to build a city for the people and not for the cars. His superpowers: pushing backwards automobiles that invade the pedestrian crosswalks, painting zebra crossings at dangerous intersections, walking across the tops of cars parked on sidewalks, helping vulnerable people to cross the street and reporting pedestrian obstacles to the authorities.

Nowadays he is an expert on the subject of walkability and acts as a social adviser to governments all around Mexico. This vigilante of the streets loves to participate in tactical urbanism interventions that he calls “walking urban guerrillas”. In addition, this fearless activist has given talks preaching the Pedestrian Revolution all around Mexico, the United States and Latin America. Besides all that, this pedestrian champion is the defence in a football team with his friends, he plays the bass guitar in a punk rock band and one day he would love to travel all around the world by bicycle.

Let’s bring it on for the Mexican walking champ and ¡Viva la Pedestrian Revolution!