Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City

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The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around the globe, all lively cities, downtowns, and urban cores have something in common: being pedestrian friendly. Today, we take a look at the streets of Mexico City.



Zona Rosa

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Located just west of the historic center of Mexico City, Zona Rosa is a trendy district known for its shopping, nightlife, skyscrapers, monuments and restaurants. The district is centered around Paseo de la Reforma, a wide multiway boulevard modeled after the great boulevards of Europe and designed by Ferdinand von Rosenzweig in the 1860s. The main stop for the Capital Bus Mexico City Tour, a double decker tour bus featuring three routes across the city, is located in Zona Rosa at Liverpool #155, Colonia Juárez. Mexico City, Mexico. The heart of Zona Rosa can be accessed via the Mexico City metro's Insurgentes station.

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Bosque de Chapultepec

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Chapultepec is one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere. Covering 1,695 acres, it's twice the size of New York City's Central Park. Classified as one of the world's greatest parks, along with Central Park, the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo, and Bois de Boulogne in Paris, it contains nine museums, amusement parks, lakes, winding paths and a zoo. It attracts as many as 15 million visitors annually. Bosque de Chapultepec is served by the Mexico City metro's Chapultepec and Auditorio stations. The main station for Turibus, a double deck bus that runs a touristic route that goes from Chapultepec Park to the Historic Center, is located at the Auditorio station.

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