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  1. If you don't mind walking to the Oxxo located about 500 yards from the airport, you can usually find either an uber or taxi there who don't have to pay commission to the airport. Expect a 200 peso savings, make sure to verify price before getting in.
  2. If you want to live in a world where you can still flag down a taxi by hand, don't support ewhber
  3. Don't know if its related but there is huge stack of new cement "telephone" poles at the east end of Riberas waiting to be installed somewhere..
  4. Not a Newbie....been here off and on since 76 Anyway...Project San Antonio traffic lights completed ! ( not perfect, but much improved ) back to your regularly scheduled programming....
  5. I agree, for the most part everyone here is very good at allowing people to merge into traffic and when I do so I usually get a friendly thank you wave. By having two lights out of sync within a couple hundred yards from another, they will on average stop traffic more frequently than their individual interval, so just synchronizing the lights alone will make a big difference, no to mention extending the interval. I also agree that it's more than an inconvenience, I've seen motos and cars do dangerous maneuvers to get around the jam. Motos on the bike path and cars driving fast on the cobblestone side road and none of them even look for bicyclist when merging back. Thanks for the tip about the public works department, I will enlist an esteemed Mexican resident to try to get a change made.
  6. I've seen the Chapala traffic vial move traffic through red lights in order to relieve pressure, very helpful. Don't see that working in SA due to lack of safe space for the them.
  7. True, I've never worked on traffic lights but because I can see that different lights have different intervals, it seems extremely plausible to me that they have internal clocks which can be adjusted. Making non adjustable traffic lights is beyond my belief. I do believe it would take a technician no more than an hour to adjust the internal timers. The return would be high in my opinion and as we all know, it's only going to get worse. ( new hospital, new apartment buildings etc etc. ) Sure we can wait until someone else decides something has to done about it, but just maybe it can be accomplish sooner than later
  8. Yes, having smart lights which sense actual traffic is probably asking too much, but just setting the interval from one minute to three is easy. Not hard to sync the lights either
  9. You should look in the mirror, 'Sense of superiority" Those people with active lives would benefit from better traffic flow I am not a guest, I am a legal resident who supports the local economy and just wants to improve things . I know there are many things in Mexico which I cannot change such as the law that requires no vehicle be moved after an accident ( causing massive traffic jams for hours on end ) But local traffic lights ? Seems reasonable that those are controlled locally and maybe someone on this forum might have some insight on who to talk to. Don't think someone in GDL is controlling the lights in San Antonio. The "voting" argument is silly in this case
  10. I don't know who has control over the lights, that's why I asked. Voting in order to change two lights , that's a laugh
  11. Both Ajjijic and Chapala have taken measures to improve traffic flow, why not San Antonio ? Not everyone living here is a retired expat who's entire day is just going to Superlake and back
  12. Another stupid response Next time a moto takes out a pedestrian on the bike path because traffic is at a complete stand still you can all sit back and laugh and say "this is Mexico"..live with it Mexico is a developing country, why not help rather than spout stupidities ?
  13. To the above completely unhelpful replies...Do you enjoy unnecessary traffic jams , or do you just sit at home behind your computers and enjoy being annoying ? My guess is the latter.
  14. Laugh all you want, some people's livelihood depend on being able to get to places in a reasonable amount of time, and" stupid" traffic signal programming is not a Mexican asset.
  15. Simple easy improvements not allowed in order to keep Mexican "charm" ? BS
  16. It's getting to be as bad or worse than Ajjijic. The reason for it : Two traffic lights which 1) Are not synchronized and 2) Are programmed to change every minute regardless of cross traffic load. I'm seeing cars backed up to Mirasol at times If the traffic lights were synchronized and set for a reasonable 3 minute interval or so like Ajijic, this problem wouldn't exist. Anyone know who we can talk to about getting the lights properly set ?
  17. It's getting to be as bad or worse than Ajjijic. The reason for it : Two traffic lights which 1) Are not synchronized and 2) Are programmed to change every minute regardless of cross traffic load. I'm seeing cars backed up to Mirasol at times If the traffic lights were synchronized and set for a reasonable 3 minute interval or so like Ajijic, this problem wouldn't exist. Anyone know who we can talk to about getting the lights properly set ?
  18. The new Macrolibramiento is a great bicycle ride, and free for bicycle riders
  19. Found in the parking lot of Quality Care on Monday the 11th. Call 331-000-7777 to identify.
  20. We drove it Sunday morning in our 94 Miata convertible just for fun, which it was! pinch me, this is really here ? never saw another car on our side, just bicyclists . Wow what a dream road for them, and free !
  21. I'm almost sure I will take the Cotulla route. What sort of "check points" are mandatory if any ?
  22. I will be driving my Mexican plated car, towing a Mexican plated trailer to the US in December and returning with the trailer full of my peronal used belongings along with a sprinkling of new things. entering through Nogales... I don't plan on voluntarily stopping for anything....unless I know a good reason to do so. I will have a printed list of contents of the trailer with me.. Advice questions : Best to cross early in the morning ? Best to cross on a sunday or holiday ? Any other tips ? Etc.... Thanks
  23. Actually it's a 5x8 trailer which weighs 850lbs, but yes I will be taking a lot of care in both loading and driving. Most of the heavier things will go in the car to keep it "planted" and I will be driving the minimum speeds . Luckily the temperatures are not so high in December when I plan to go.
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