Mercedes Paloma Cruz Vazquez

Director of Mobility and Transportation of Zapopan

Mercedes has been the Director of Mobility and Transportation for Zapopan since October 2021. Throughout her career, she has worked to progress sustainable mobility in various fields, including academics, public service, and organized civil society. In her role, she collaborates with different actors to promote measures and actions to mitigate the climate crisis and promote safer, more inclusive and accessible cities.

Prior to her current position, Mercedes was deputy director at the Urban Development Office of the State of Jalisco. Her teaching work has been related to the regulation that governs the urban development of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Guadalajara. As an activist, she was part of the Colectivo Ciudadano Ciudad para Todos and collaborated in Congress towards Car Free Cities held in the city of Guadalajara in 2011. She is a member of Ciudad para Todos.


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