Peatónito: A New Way of Being a Superhero

With all the superhero Hollywood hits we’ve seen in the last years, we can’t help but wonder how it feels like to be an ACTUAL superhero (with superpowers and all).

Unfortunately, getting ahold of superpowers in this lifetime may be a little harder than it looks like in the movies.

But that shouldn’t stop us from becoming the heroes our world needs.

Meet Peatónito; a Mexican wrestler superhero performing in the streets of his city to defend pedestrian’s rights.

The main goal of Peatónito’s initiative is to vindicate pedestrians’ rights. In practice, it pursues: the enforcement of the Traffic Act, raising awareness among drivers and cyclists, empowering pedestrians and encouraging the government to invest more money in quality pedestrian infrastructure.

The initiative has helped to reduce the number of collisions and road deaths, as well as increasing pedestrian’s happiness.

Peatónito encourages everyone to try replicating his initiative, since, according to him, it can be very easy. One only needs a mask and the will to defend pedestrians.

This is one of the initiatives documented by Towards the Human City.

Amanda Ortiz
Amanda Ortiz
Amanda is a Communications Intern for GlobalCAD.