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A Real Mexican Superhero is Saving Lives One Pedestrian at a Time

Mexico City and its super busy streets are the scenes of intense battles between pedestrians and drivers. But defenseless pedestrians have a masked hero who fights to protects them against the careless and clueless.

Meet Peatónito, a self-appointed super hero who hides his identity behind a luchador’s mask.

Peatónito adopted the traditional mask and cape of the luchadores not to fight others in the ring, but to help chilangos deal with the crazy amount of cars on the roads.

Peatónito’s name means “little pedestrian” in Spanish.

Peatónito pushes cars blocking the path of pedestrians, creates crosswalks with spray paint and climbs on vehicles parks on sidewalks.

Peatónito follows in the footsteps of other masked heroes, like Superbarrio Gomez.

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Peatónito aims to reduce traffic deaths in Mexico City where pedestrians account for more than half of 1,000 annual road fatalities.

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So what’s his true identity?

He’s much more brains than brawn. He’s even done a Ted talk about his work.

¡Viva la revolución peatonal y bienvenido el derecho a caminar!

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