By Jesús Aguado
Regardless of drivers’ unhappiness, the Paseo de la Conspiración was opened on Sunday, November 27, at 7am. Mayor Ricardo Villarreal asked them to have “patience because the city was made for humans and not for vehicles.”
The investment for reconstructing the Paseo was 50 million pesos. It now has a base of 80 centimeters plus 17 centimeters of asphalt. Now the two lanes of the Paseo leading to the city will be closed every Sunday from 7am–1pm, featuring activities for the entire family that go from dances to lottery, chess, and bike rides.
During the opening of the Paseo, traffic was very slow on the other lanes going in and out of the city. Villarreal said that people have to be patient because they are benefiting family integration and, “Nothing will happen to them if they spend five more minutes in traffic.”
Villarreal also announced that calle No me olvides, which connects the Patrimonio traffic circle with the road to Alcocer, will be paved, as well as calle del Bordo, connecting Ignacio Ramírez with the road to Dr. Mora.
Alfredo Orduña, director of the Municipal Commission of Sports, told Atención that the lanes are closed, not because it suddenly occurred to the members of the administration, but because it is part of the initiative “Muévete 30,” which is aimed to encourage people to exercise for at least 30 minutes.
The Christmas Race will take place on Sunday, Dec 4, at 9pm. Enrollments are open to the general public, and the first 400 persons enrolled will received a medal in commemoration of the first race. People can enroll at the Unidad Deportiva facilities or 20 minutes before the race at the Paseo de los Conspiradores.