Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cycling infrastructure

Buenos Aires seeks to reorganize public space and implement new public policies that accommodate cycling infrastructure and incentivize the use of bicycles.

The idea was to create an exclusive transport lane in the city with a corresponding public bike system, free of charge, to promote sustainable mobility. The initiative will reduce the use of individual vehicles, alleviate demand on pre-existing modes of transportation, and minimize congestion levels and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Policy first needed to be passed for, 1) the development of a public bike system, 2) the construction of accompanying adequate and safe infrastructure, and 3) the expansion of the said network.

An information-gathering phase followed to analyze the state of the transportation network and its impact on key stakeholders affected in the process.

"The government is creating a human-scale city, placing residents at the centre of public policies. We are proud to be promoting alternative modes of transport which have an ecologically positive impact, impulse equal access to opportunities and better the quality of life of residents."

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Mayor, Buenos Aires, Argentina

* Disclosure: The Wellbeing Cities Award’s laureates and finalists were selected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil rights protests. In the light of these new events, our events team is working to reflect these crucial changes in the program of the Wellbeing Cities Forum.

All photos sent by the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.