INSPIRATION / Important Data

Mexico City has four central delegations that accumulate 19% of the population and generate 53% of formal employment, from which the average wage per employee is up to five times higher than those on the outlying districts (INEGI, Economic Census 2009). To some extent, this explains the high number of daily trips that have Mexico City as a destination (INEGI, 2007).

In the Metropolitan Area of Mexico there are 60 municipalities, 16 delegations, and 3 federal entities, but there is no agency or organism that has the power to plan, implement joint projects or operate in key areas such as transport. The main implication is that instead of an integrated city we have built an extensive universe of locations that provide public services and plan exclusively for people in their area.

Some important data over the years:

  • 1983 - Trips within the same delegation - 62%
  • 1983 - Metropolitan trips (those that go across Mexico City) - 17%
  • 1994 - Trips within the same delegation - 57%
  • 1994 - Metropolitan trips - 22% which is more than 4.2 million trips per day.

It is expected that by 2020:

  • Metropolitan trips - 20% (5.6 million trips daily).
  • Total trips per day - 28.3 million coming from different municipalities and delegations.

Delegations that attract more trips from private transport:

  • Cuauhtémoc
  • Gustavo A. Madero
  • Benito Juárez
  • Miguel Hidalgo

Those delegations that are more far away from the center of the city (mainly east and north zones) generate more trips in public transportation.

Other important data regarding the trips is the following:

  • 33% of the trips are made from 6am - 9am
  • In 2001, the number of vehicles in circulation was 1.7 million private cars with license plates from Mexico City, and 0.6 million of State of Mexico plates.
  • Average occupancy of private vehicles is 1 person per car.
  • A survey made in 1996 revealed that the percentage of single-occupant vehicles was between 48% and 82%


We identified that due to higher wages and greater job opportunities, every day more than half a million people enter and leave Mexico City. It is these people that generate most of the traffic in the city and overcrowding on public transport. We understood that performing carpool within the city would be inefficient because making stops for collecting passengers alone would cause more vial chaos and traffic.

We also identified that most of the people moving along the city come from:

North: Ecatepec, Buenavista, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Atizapán de Zaragoza

West: Naucalpan, Huixquilucan

South: Cuernavaca

East:Texcoco, Los Reyes, Nezahualcóyotl, Chimalhuacán, Chicoloapan, Chalco, Ixtapaluca

And go to: Downtown, Colonia del Valle, Condesa - Roma, Zona Rosa, Chapultepec - Lomas, Polanco, Santa Fe, San Ángel, Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Tlalpan, Satélite.


Mobi facilitates carpooling among people traveling to Mexico City. Mobi allows routes from and to Mexico City and the outlying districts.

If you want to get ride: “THE RIDER”

  1. Log in and ask see which route suits you best.
  2. Get in touch with driver and pay a low cost fee.
  3. Enjoy your trip.

If you want to offer a ride: “THE DRIVER”

  1. Log in and enter some of your personal data.
  2. Expect riders to get in touch with you.
  3. Receive some revenue and help diminish traffic! :D

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