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The Driver Is Not to Blame, It's the Pedestrian!?

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Image by Osiris Jasso ans used with his permission.

Osiris Jasso, a Global Voices contributor, reports on his personal Tumblr blog about traffic and common sense violations in his neighborhood in San Luis Potosí's historic downtown in Mexico. After an accident due to misuse of sidewalks by unscrupulous drivers, Osiris claims:

Exigimos a las autoridades que liberen las banquetas de los coches estacionados en ellas, que eduquen a l@s automovilistas sobre la preferencia que goza el peatón, la bici y la silla de ruedas en las calles, y que reduzcan los límites máximos de velocidad en las vías no principales de la ciudad. Que elaboren políticas públicas de movilidad que beneficien al transporte público, la bicicleta y el andar desde una perspectiva humana y amigable con la civilidad, la convivencia armónica y el medio ambiente. Que nos devuelvan nuestra ciudad.

We demand our authorities to make the sidewalks free from parked cars, to educate drivers about the preference that pedestrians, bikes and wheelchairs have, and to reduce high speed limits for secondary roads in the city. To prepare transport public policies that would benefit it, as well as the bikes and walkers from a civility-friendly and human perspective, with the harmonious coexistence and the environment. We want our city back.

He ends up with a desperate call: “let emergency service take care of us while it's still possible to do something to protect us”.

For more updates, you can follow Osiris Jasso on his Twitter account, @typgrph.

This post was part of the seventh #LunesDeBlogsGV (Monday of blogs on GV) on June 16, 2014.

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