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Mexico City Rewards Subway Platform Squats with Free Train Tickets

A new mass transit initiative draws inspiration from high school gym class in the fight against a nationwide obesity epidemic.

There are plenty of reasons to take public mass transportation: It’s convenient, it’s cheap, it’s environmentally friendly. But for residents of one of the most crowded cities on earth, there’s another reason to take the municipal subway system: To get in shape.

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The Book Truck: Mobile Library Hits Mexico City's Streets

In Mexico City, a mobile library on a freight truck totes around 1500 books on visual art and culture to bring contemporary art into public dialogue.

Following the explosion of food truck popularity, it’s no longer a surprise to see hearth-baked pizza, ice cream-topped waffles, or even organic vegetables emerge from inside a four-wheeled vehicle. But a new project in Mexico City adds even more variation to the truck's creative resume, by placing less of a gastronomic and more of an intellectual spin on the word “taste.”

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Bike Sharing Thrives, Even in Mexico City's Chaotic Streets

Five years ago, it would have taken a brave soul to ride a bike in downtown Mexico City. Not anymore, thanks to a wildly popular bike share system.

Five years ago, it would have taken a brave soul to ride a bike in downtown Mexico City, a place often associated with nightmarish traffic (the average commute is one and three-quarter hours each day) and poor air quality. But the city has made dramatic strides to promote cycling, from Muévete en Bici, street closures on Sunday mornings that attract more 15,000 cyclists each week, to a commitment to build 100 miles of bike paths by 2012, to the launch of a world-class bike share system, ECOBICI.

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