With the focus of improving visibility on the sidewalks, the Guadalajara City Council soughtto add 13 thousand new points of light in the city with the pedestrian lighting program.
“We are all pedestrians, we have to walk on the sidewalk and we must do it safely”
Francisco Ontiveros Balcázar, director of public works for Guadalajara, explained that, With this scheme, in addition to illuminating the vehicular stream, they hope to improve visibility for people who travel on the sidewalks.
“We are looking for a safe sidewalk, we are going to have 13 thousand new points of light. The lighting program with a pedestrian sense initially has to do with safety issues. Guadalajara is quite well lit towards the street, but not towards the sidewalks, we are all pedestrians, we have to walk on the sidewalk and we must do it safely. Since the previous administration we started with this program that includes pruning the trees, it is a commitment that has taken us time, but it is already beginning to be noticed, ”he said.
He added that last year they invested 134 million pesos (MDP) in the program and for this year they will exercise another 140 million pesos.
The Guadalajara official explained that they have made progress in the application of lighting with a pedestrian sense in the avenues Revolución, Federalismo-Colón, Vallarta and the vicinity of the Civil Hospitals. He commented that they have taken advantage of the interventions carried out in streets and avenues to incorporate the new lighting scheme along with the intervention of safe crossings, ramps and enabling podotactile guides.
They will invest 75 million in Enrique Díaz de León avenue
The rehabilitation of Enrique Díaz de León avenue It will be carried out in two stages to cover the section from the intersection with Washington Avenue to the municipal limit with Zapopan.informed the director of public works of Guadalajara, Francisco Ontiveros Balcázar, explained that for this year the municipality projected the investment of 75 million pesos in that work.
The Guadalajara official announced that the intervention will include the expansion of sidewalks, placement of trees, introduction of underground wiring and safe crossings; in addition to the renewal of signage.
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