Traffic Have You Snarling?

By Robin Loving

The first thing I saw when I arrived here 11.5 years ago was a bus attempting to turn around on a one-lane street in the heart of downtown. Obviously, this made for a traffic nightmare. Welcome to what has been named the number one place to visit in Latin American and the world. But, hope prevailed as experts from all over the world suggested solutions. Parking was built, bike racks were installed, but with the popularity of San Miguel, we all know what has become of traffic.

Rotary Presentation
“Traffic Have You Snarling?”
By Robin Loving
Tue, Aug 23, 12:30pm
Hotel Misión
Salida a Querétaro 1
152 3709
Free

Enter Adolfo Cervantes, the latest in a long and illustrious line of experts who are proposing solutions to the traffic snarls we all have experienced. Please join him at Rotary, Tuesday, August 23, at 12:30pm, at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1. Cervantes will put forth ideas and good practices for sustainable mobility. The presentation will be free and in English.

The problems Cervantes will review range from obsolete traffic rules to outsized buses to drinking and driving. Did you know that we have 187 buses owned by 135 concessionaires? He’s done his homework on this and seemingly all aspects of traffic trouble, all the way from streetlights and street signs to the length of a bus driver’s day and whether bus drivers have to pass a drug test.

The proposed solutions Cervantes will discuss include route redesigns, park and ride solutions, banning parking on particularly narrow streets downtown, and bike rentals. And, of course, there will be suggested solutions to our taxi tangles as well.

Cervantes has extensive knowledge of how similar traffic tumults have been solved in cities all over Spain, Germany, and the United Kingdom, among others.

His presentation will be followed by a town meeting on traffic with the mayor on Wednesday, August 24, at 9:30am at El Sindicato.

Rotary unites neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens for the common good. For more information, contact President Nate Fultz at nwfultz@yahoo.com and see Rotary SMAMidday.org. For more information from Cervantes, call 153 4609 and email adolfo.cervantes@gmail.com.

 

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