Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of Mexico City

by Alejandro Villegas Lopez, Mexico Capital City Government, 9o Piso, Col. Roma C.P. 06700, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, D.F., Mexico,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


Mexico City has grown from an agreeable city with a population of a million people to an expanding megalopolis of around seventeen million. The metropolitan area extends across two distinct, self-governing, administrative areas. While these two areas are part of the same urban region, it has different policies and resources, which result in different standards, costs and varieties of transport.

Subject Headings: Social factors | Land use | Travel patterns | Developing countries | Urban development | Economic factors | Land surveys | Population projection | Mexico City | Mexico

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