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  1. What is the easiest way to replace my lost mx driver license ? I used a helper to get it initially without any tests , but they are out of business now. I have a copy but was told by a policeman using it could be big problems
  2. Ricardo Ramirez who was the main mechanic is opening up his own shop next door. 3312656956
  3. We want to take a trip over the weekend. John Pint has great articles about possible destinations. I found this webpage ; http://www.mexconnect.com/search?page=1&search[author_ids][]=28331&search[type]=Article But I don't think this is his complete collection.. Is there another place to find all of his articles ? Thanks
  4. I just "cleaned" two of these remotes for friends. I used fine steel wool on the plastic boards and alcohol on the black contact patches, now they work fine. You'll need a very small phillips screw driver to remove two screws first
  5. Not sure, he mentioned maybe starting a different business but was elusive on what that might be. Hopefully Ricardo will keep the location and continue working on cars there
  6. I've heard that Francisco the owner is getting out of the car repair business, but Ricardo the main mechanic might be starting his own repair shop in the same location.
  7. The two story "medical" building ? Not much parking there except for the empty lot next door . Long (relative) drive for Ajijic residents, but welcome news for Riberas and Chapala residents. Hard to believe it will open Sept., I don't see any work there.
  8. I need pretty much the same wall, what did you find out ? Care to share which contractor you went with ? What type of wall ? Thanks
  9. Meaning that a house investment can earn more if that money were invested in government bonds than income from rent. Not all homes, but a lot seemed to be priced like that.
  10. "Reasonable prices" is relative. You can still rent a house here for less than the equivalent value would earn here in interest. Hell you can barely rent a room in many parts of the US for what an entire house rents for here.
  11. 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.
  12. If you want to live in a world where you can still flag down a taxi by hand, don't support ewhber
  13. 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..
  14. 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....
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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 ?
  23. 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.
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