PEDESTRIANIZATION, NECESSARY MEASURE
“The pedestrianization of the first square of the Historic Center is definitely one of the most important measures, or at least to remove private cars, that only public transport routes and taxis are allowed to enter, that could be a phased plan”, proposed Diana Infante, consultant in mobility and walkable cities.
He explained that 90 percent of the current routes of the capital of Coahuila pass through the downtown area, so eIt is an important issue that should be considered to be resolved, for example, through a transfer center organized by the corresponding institute or municipal directorate.
“In the year 2040 I would like to see a city in which traffic is not a problem, where public transport enters but is not saturated as it is today, that vehicles are not many, but rather that it is a Historic Center in which walking is enjoyable for all citizens”Said Héctor Cortés, president of the College of Civil Engineers of Saltillo.
He also reinforced the idea that the first square of the downtown area should opt for buildings with multiple uses of land, where there are residential areas, vertical houses, that have the necessary services within a 15-minute walk, that the routes on foot and by bicycle are privileged .
For his part, Raúl Villalobos, president of the Asociación Mexicana de Urbanistas Coahuila (AMU), affirmed that the relationship of the Historic Center with the rest of Saltillo cannot be lost, it means the birth of the city and the evolution it has had.
“The Center cannot disappear, you have to equip it, you have to make some decisions, but in order to get those ideas into the commercial sector, which is said to not want the Center becomes pedestrian, because we are going to see why ”, commented the architect.