With axes like accessibility and the strengthening of mobility as a human right, Deputy Mónica Magaña Mendoza presented an initiative to harmonize state legislation with the new general law on Federal Mobility and Road Safety. The president of the Mobility Commission in the Jalisco Congress maintained that the local legal framework already contains most of the elements and maintained that seek to reinforce the hierarchy of putting the pedestrian as a prioritylooking for mobility to be the means for people to access their social, economic, cultural rights and combat inequality.
He stressed that in road safety They seek to guarantee the protection of the life and physical integrity of people who circulate on public roads.
“Recognize the importance of mobility to fulfill all our rights in life. Road safety, reducing deaths and serious injuries, people and their safety will go to the heart of all the measures we take,” he explained.
Magaña Mendoza commented that they will carry out work tables and forums to analyze the points of the legislation and said hope that the harmonization will be ready in the next six months.
The director of the Metropolitan Planning Institute of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (Imeplan), Mario Silva Rodríguez, highlighted elements such as the unification of maximum speed limits in cities and advance in the recognition of pedestrians.
“The issue of guaranteeing safety and accessibility on the pedestrian scale is another issue that will impact us to recognize all the equipment, bollards, bike lane separators; among other issues,” he explained.
Alma Chávez, a member of the Victims of Road Violence association, stressed the importance of legislation and the progress it can bring to the recognition of the rights and care of people affected by a mishap.
With the new National Law on Mobility and Road Safety, the maximum speed limits for the circulation of cars on public roads will be unified throughout the country. In the cases of secondary streets, it will be a maximum of 30 kilometers per hour (km/h). In Jalisco, this will imply a reduction, since currently the Mobility Regulation establishes that, when a limit is not marked on a public road, the maximum speed allowed is 50 km/h. The new legislation considers that in the primary avenues it will be possible to circulate up to 50 kilometers per hour. The limit will be 80 kilometers in the central lanes of avenues. Also the application of alcohol tests will be a national measure.