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Zero emission buses for cleaner air and economic development

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Mexico City

CITY LEADER Claudia Sheinbaum

Mexico City is one of the first two cities to receive support from the C40 Cities Finance Facility. This project has the potential to pave the way for other cities to shift their buses to low or zero emission technologies, particularly in Latin America. As cities tackle the increasingly serious issue of air pollution, Mexico City can lead the way in pioneering new, creative approaches at reducing air pollution and transport emissions.

Mexico City is one of the first two cities to receive support from the C40 Cities Finance Facility. This project has the potential to pave the way for other cities to shift their buses to low or zero emission technologies, particularly in Latin America. As cities tackle the increasingly serious issue of air pollution, Mexico City can lead the way in pioneering new, creative approaches at reducing air pollution and transport emissions.

  • PROJECT SCALE 100+ electric buses 22km of bicycle lanes
  • ESTIMATED PROJECT COSTS Phase 1: USD $115m Phase 2: USD $90m
  • POPULATION 8.87 million (2014)
  • TOTAL REPORTED GHG EMISSIONS 30.2 MT CO2e per year
  • PROJECT OBJECTIVE Develop Mexico City’s first Zero Emissions Corridor

The C40 Cities Finance Facility is supporting Mexico City by developing the necessary feasibility studies for a new bus corridor project, which will include a fleet of electric buses and bicycle lanes alongside it. The new bus corridor on Eje 8 Sur will be 22km long and serve an estimated 160,000 daily trips, providing connections with five Metro lines and one Metrobus Bus Rapid Transit line. The buses will improve connections between low- and middle-income neighbourhoods and promote economic development across the area.

DAILY TRIPS ON CORRIDOR

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GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS (CUMULATIVE)

875,809 t
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The CFF’s support for the development of this mobility project aiming to reduce emissions will help us access international, green finance, similar to what the city is already doing with other projects. This project will lead the way for other sustainable projects which we will deliver to our citizens in the next few years.
Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera
MIGUEL ÁNGEL MANCERA Former Mayor of Mexico City

The project aligns with Mexico City’s ‘Integrated Mobility Programme’ (Programa Integral de Movilidad) for 2013-18, which establishes the right to mobility for all residents, focusing on pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users and pioneering inclusive governance and resilience approaches. The Department of Mobility (Secretaría de Movilidad, SEMOVI) is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF is currently providing the following technical support:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Financing the mobility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Exploring potential financing and funding structures for construction and operation of the bus corridor;
  • Scoping available zero-emission bus technologies;
  • Developing partnerships with multilateral banks to provide technical support.
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More than 90 cities gathered in Mexico City for the sixth C40 Mayors’ Summit in December 2016, including 48 C40 Mayors and Deputy Mayors, as well as hundreds of urban and sustainability leaders. The Summit highlighted the leadership role of cities in addressing climate change and implementing the Paris Agreement. Photo credit: C40/Jesper Carlberg.
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CITY-WIDE GHG EMISSIONS FROM TRANSPORT
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Mexico City has developed a world-leading Climate Action Plan and Climate Adaptation Plan. In November 2015, Mayor Mancera announced a pledge to commit the equivalent of 10% of the city’s annual budget, an estimated 17 billion pesos (£670m), to 'defined resilience goals' – many of which environment-related.

The CFF aims to deliver a replicable and innovative model of how to finance clean buses in developing countries and emerging economies. Mexico City is one of 26 cities to have signed the Green and Healthy Streets Declaration, which commits cities to only procure zero-emission buses from 2025.

With the support of the CFF, the Eje 8 Sur project is now technically ready. See below for a full list of technical and financial documents about the project.

Estudio de movilidad: diagnóstico de la situación actual (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 21.88 MB
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Estudio de demanda de transporte del corredor (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 8.3 MB
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Diseño conceptual de calle completa (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 5.49 MB
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Estudio de Movilidad: Diseño conceptual (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 8.62 MB
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Análisis de tecnologías alternas para buses (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 3.19 MB
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Análisis de buses eléctricos para el corredor cero emisiones Eje 8 Sur (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.94 MB
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Estudio de contaminación atmosférica (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 2.05 MB
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Análisis jurídico, financiero, e institucional para el corredor cero emisiones Eje 8 Sur (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 4.7 MB
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Análisis Costo Beneficio (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 8.32 MB
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Estrategia de electromovilidad de la Ciudad de México 2018 - 2030 (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 2.34 MB
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Prefactibilidad de Instalación de paneles solares FV en instalaciones de STE (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.36 MB
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Diagnóstico básico de resiliencia y adaptación (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 895.85 KB
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Lineamientos para desarrollar un Plan de Acción de Género para el Eje 8 Sur (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.44 MB
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Taller de mapa de actores del proyecto (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.66 MB
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Plan de desarrollo de capacidades (Español)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.66 MB
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Capacity Development Plan (English)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.64 MB
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Evaluation of Electric Buses for Eje 8 Sur (English)

Source www.c40cff.org 1.76 MB
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Alternative Bus Technologies (English)

Source www.c40cff.org 3.41 MB
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