Walkability in Cuernavaca: Exploring the Potential of Social Mobilization for Active Living in Mexico

Project Date: January 2014 - August 2014


Instituto Nacional De Salud Pública


  • 32 older adults and 9 adolescents
  • High and low income Mexican neighborhoods


  • Identify how neighborhoods with different income levels may objectively define "walkability" differently 
  • Identify actionable barriers to healthy living  


  • Empowered residents to "become the solution" in areas where local decision makers may be inaccessible 
  • Bridged the generational divide among the older adults and adolescents


Goldman Rosas L, Buman MP, Castro CM, et al. Harnessing Technology and Citizen Science to Support Neighborhoods that Promote Active Living in Mexico. Journal of Urban Health, 2016.

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO