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MUNGARAY-MOCTEZUMA, Alejandro  and  CALDERON RAMIREZ, Julio Alberto. Road infrastructure and mobility of consumption in the Mexicali-Imperial Valley border area. Estud. front [online]. 2015, vol.16, n.32, pp.195-219. ISSN 2395-9134.

The objective of this study is to analyze the mobility of consumption in the Mexicali-Imperial Valley border area. The study shows that the population in the Mexicali sections closer to border crossings generates the greatest amount of consumption dynamics with places located in Imperial Valley. Conversely, Imperial Valley sections that are more distant from the border concentrate a greater number of destination sites for these cross-border trips. It is concluded that a higher quality and more integrated road infrastructure allows the new consumption centers in Imperial Valley to be located farther away from the border and that the Mexicali population with visas can cross indiscriminately through any border crossing by taking longer journeys toward these centers.

Keywords : non-compulsory mobility; road infrastructure; cross-border urban spaces; consumption.

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