Buenos Aires Wins 2014 Sustainable Transportation Award

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, global rankings, lifestyle, visionaries

The City of Buenos Aires has taken some giant steps forward in becoming a more sustainable city over the past five years. From the introduction of the first Metrobus line to the launch of the EcoBici program, BA is definitely a a more commuter and pedestrian-friendly metro these days….not any easy task for one of the World’s Top 5 MegaCities. Now …

Bicing: Triple-Digit Surge in Demand for BA’s Free Bike Service

Patrick Archer ba government, competitiveness, lifestyle

When the City of Buenos Aires originally launched the free bicycle rental program, Mejor en Bici, in 2010, few could have envisioned the surge in demand. In fact, many observers and commenters voiced skepticism saying such a program works well in a metro like Barcelona, Hangzhou or Paris but would never catch on in car-centric, often congested BA. Fast forward …