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Digital Subscriptions > Cities Today > Cities Today January 2018 > Montevideo looks to start-ups to encourage cycling

Montevideo looks to start-ups to encourage cycling

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, has launched its first Bicitón, a hackathon to understand urban mobility and encourage the use of cycling as a mode of transport in the city.

“From the municipality we foster the use of the bicycle because it reduces pollution and helps a healthier life,” said Daniel Martinez, Mayor of Montevideo. “For us, the bicycle is the second level of importance. First the pedestrian, then the bike and third public transport.”

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