by Juliana Russar
Tired of the poor quality of public transportation in São Paulo, 350 partners and participants of the World Car Free Day movement organized a flashmob in the subway for the immediate release of R$ 15 million that has been provided to the Secretary of Transportation in the 2011 budget to make a mobility plan for the city. Less than two months to the end of the year, Mayor Gilberto Kassab and the Secretary of Transportation, Marcelo Branco, remain silent about this issue.
We are demanding a sustainable mobility plan that returns the city to its citizens, with good quality public transport that works for 24 hours a day with fair fares. This plan should also prioritize public and non-motorized transport and value accessibility, besides enforcing the traffic legislation that protects all and educates for citizenship in the streets.