For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a dense metropolis where traffic can be so slow it hurts. It is a national capital and people there mostly speak Spanish, but you can also hear other indigenous languages such as Mayan and Quechua.
Nearly nine million people live there and they have got to get around. That means lots of cars, lots of traffic and lots of air pollution.
So the city has begun a major makeover, starting a bike sharing system, dedicated bus lanes and parking meters. And the efforts haven’t gone unnoticed as the city has just won the Sustainable Transport Award.
Mexico City is the answer to the Geo Quiz.
The honor was handed out by the New York-based Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. The institute says the city has vastly improved the “livability, mobility and quality of life” of residents through transportation programs that focus more on people than on cars.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to Franc Contreas, a journalist who lives and works in Mexico City, to get more details.