Date of Graduation
Project/Capstone - Global access
Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM)
College of Arts and Sciences
This research presents an analysis of Mexico City's transportation systems and how they impact climate change, traffic, social equity, safety, and health risks. The purpose of this research is to propose transportation and energy management strategies to the government of Mexico City to reduce the effects of climate change, traffic, social equity, safety, and health risks. The methodology used in the research includes a traffic analysis, environmental and social impact analysis across Mexico City transportation, an equity analysis, and a SWOT analysis of policies. Through the traffic analysis of the research found that traffic congestion occurs in the northwest region of Mexico City. Traffic is a major problem in Mexico City due to the increase in population since the year 2015. Traffic is considered the central problem of air pollution in Mexico City. The environmental and social impact analysis across Mexico City transportation found that low-socioeconomic status sectors tend to deal with more health, safety, and pollution problems in Mexico City. Through the equity analysis the research recommends that transportation electrification is convenient in the eastern and northeastern areas of Mexico City to reduce air pollution and improve the quality of the transportation modes in the vulnerable zones. Through the SWOT analysis the research found that the policy “Don’t Drive Today” is not bringing down emissions and is increasing the number of vehicles on the road. Recommendations for Mexico City to improve the policy are: 1) Creation of policies or incentives to make citizens invest in electric vehicles (EVs), 2) Carpooling systems, and 3) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Franco, Rene, "Analysis of Mexico City transportation systems to address climate change, traffic, social equity, safety, and air pollution health risks" (2021). Master's Projects and Capstones. 1207.