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Posted: 23 Apr 2014
Schlepping the 21.2 million locals around Mexico City.
Overwhelming greenness. Traditionally, Mexico City's taxis were painted yellow, but in the early Nineties officials decided they should all be painted green "to give the impression of ecological transport..."
If you've got an official one, not bad. If you're in a ‘pirata' taxi, probably really quite scary.
Again, if you're in an official cab, courteous. If not, likely armed and dangerous.
Slow and smoky. The ‘ecological' upgrades stretched no further than a coat of green paint, so we're talking an ancient air-cooled engine and Fifties tech. But, hey, at least they were built just round the corner in Puebla...
Risk of death
High. Official advice is that you should never hail a cab off the street, and you should always check for the official taxi- cab license plate.
$2 for a 3km journey