Air Pollution and Mobility in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area in Times of COVID-19

Published in Atmósfera, 2021

Recommended citation: Rodríguez-Caballero, C.V., and Vera-Valdés, J.E. (2021). "Air Pollution And Mobility In The Mexico City Metropolitan Area In Times of COVID-19." Atmósfera. https://www.revistascca.unam.mx/atm/index.php/atm/article/view/53052

This paper analyzes if the restrictions to economic activity introduced to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are associated with a structural change in air pollution levels and public transport mobility. Our results show that mobility in public transportation was significantly reduced following the governments recommendations. Nonetheless, we show that the reduction in mobility was not accompanied by a reduction in air pollution.

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