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Post by David Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:53 am

Mil gracias to Beto Muñoz and his team for the new painted crosswalks in Ajijic!
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Post by jrm30655 Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:18 pm

I'd like to think that they might actually have some effect but I doubt it.

At nine am, I left Salvadors and went to Villa Nova. That is less than 2 miles.

Someone passed me as I topped the hill headed west and someone else blew by me at the rattler bars coming down the hill.

They put the MAX 40 signs in the road and so far, people use them like minimum signs.

I'm thinking if the army brought in one of those Jeeps with the 50 cal on it and shot a few speeders, that might get the point across.

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Post by David Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:57 pm

40 km is a rediculous limit. If the limits were reasonable people might observe them. Maybe not, everyone turns left onto Colon and over yellow lines. It's often said that traffic signs are "just a suggestion" in Mexico. I think the crosswalks are a good idea especially if pedestrians use them.
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Post by Pedro Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:15 pm

yes and even better if ferners understand once and for all that pedestrians do not have the right of way in this country crosswalk or not.
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Post by David Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:22 pm

That would be a good start. Then, if they would cross at intersections instead of the middle of the block that would be step 2!
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Post by SunFan Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:15 pm

Reminds me of a co-worker who came in from pedestrian friendly Vancouver.

I took him to Montreal and he just blithely stepped off the sidewalk expecting traffic to stop....he wasn't seriously injured fortunately.

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Post by gravy Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:17 am

one of them have "alto " painted coming and going into town .......what's the law on that ? ........ do we stop regardless of the light says ?
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Post by Semalu Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:42 pm

My taxi driver mentioned those crosswalks to me. Said it was the local PAN candidate who was painting them as an election promo. He seemed quite irate about them as the worng colour yellow was used. Anyone know the truth of that? Is this a political stunt?

I like the crosswalks they paint in London, a city with many tourists. They have big letters and arrows advising you to look RIGHT before venturing out. Sheesh, they could save all that bother if they'd only learn to drive on the right side of the road...... New Painted crosswalks 87465

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Post by Rosa Venus Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:36 pm

The cross walks look great. I hope they're somewhat sealed so the rains don't take them away in a few months. They're beautiful, and at least a visual reminder that you're approaching centro and entering a pedestrian zone. It was a fine idea whoever is responsible.

But let's not let a well-executed, good idea keep us from shitting on it, right?
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Post by David Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:09 pm

I'm the OP and I said who did them. Let's give him a big "Gracias" and let it go at that.
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Post by JayBear Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:18 pm

I noticed today that the paint on the new crosswalks was already dirty and faded. Someone posted long ago that the paint on the highways is not the sort of paint that is used in the US; here they just use regular paint, so of course it is soon faded. It was just a political stunt IMHO.

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Post by David Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:20 pm

Beto doesn't do political stunts. The paint indeed was not up to highway standards but the gesture was from someone who cares deeply about his community.
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Post by slainte39 Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:49 pm

JayBear wrote:I noticed today that the paint on the new crosswalks was already dirty and faded. Someone posted long ago that the paint on the highways is not the sort of paint that is used in the US; here they just use regular paint, so of course it is soon faded. It was just a political stunt IMHO.


Another good reason for a mass exodous.  Rolling Eyes

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Post by Semalu Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:15 pm

Yeah, I can see where passing on the local gossip can be a high fiber diet, and we all know what lots of fiber ends up as if we eat too much. So it was Beto was it?  Basketball
Besides, I actually agree that the stripes look nice and maybe might possibly if they last...even help, un día.  So l hope they keep it up after the elections. Whichever side wins.

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Post by slainte39 Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:44 am

Semalu wrote:I like the crosswalks they paint in London, a city with many tourists. They have big letters and arrows advising you to look RIGHT before venturing out. Sheesh, they could save all that bother if they'd only learn to drive on the right side of the road...... New Painted crosswalks 87465

I always look left as well, in case any of those many tourists (especially, those are from this hemisphere), have rented a vehicle over there.    lol!

Many a yank (Irish equivalent of gringo + or - in Ireland), can't figure the difference between the left side, the right side, the wrong side, the right side, when they are forced to react quickly.

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