Cycling Infrastructure for Guayaquil

The city of Guayaquil is the second largest city in Ecuador. No cycling infrastructure was built in the city. With the changing circumstances and mobility needs due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the city recognized the urgent need to provide a mobility solution. Therefore, an already planned bikeway was brought forward in time. With our challenge we supported the city on improving safety conditions for cyclist cycling paths to start the cycling revolution in Guayaquil.


Project Description

Together with CAF, TUMI supported the city in this project with technical advice, capacity building and procure additional materials to improve safety two crossing roads identified as unsafety for cyclists. The support ensured a holistic approach, and now a safe cycling network is provided to citizens. 

After building capacities on their technical team, the city took the lead on the project and improved designs and construction processes. TUMI supported by providing technical expertise through specialists like Despacio and the necessary materials for the construction measures. 

Project's Objective and Key Output

The project’s objective is to create a cycling network and improve the safety conditions for cyclists in Guayaquil. These goals were achieved and the city now provides a safer cycling infrastructure.

Challenges and Learnings


With the changing circumstances and mobility needs due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the city recognized the urgent need to provide a mobility solution and to improve the cycling network.  

Potentials for Scaling Up

The city of Guayaquil now provides a safety cycling infrastructure for their citizens ensuring an attractive mean of transport and projecting the city as a model in the country on how to implement high quality infrastructure. 

The technical team is ready to face future sustainable mobility projects with high capacity and criteria. 

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The Team

Adrian Ortega

E-mobility Advisor

Adrian is an automotive mechanic engineer, specialized in transport Planning and Environment at University of Leeds joining the team in 2020. Previously he worked at the public sector in the National Transit Agency of Ecuador and as external consultant at world bank.

Viviane Weinmann


Holding a degree in Aviation Management as well as Sustainable Transport Planning. She is experienced in road and pedestrian microsimulation modelling, feasibility studies and transport master planning. Before joining TUMI she also designed public transport and active mobility infrastructure, primarily in Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian Region.

Focus Areas: WMW

Supported by


Development Bank of Latin America

CAF is a development bank created in 1970, owned by 19 countries - 17 of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal- as well as 13 private banks in the region. It promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors of Latin America.

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