The mayor of Xalapa, Ricardo Ahued Bardahuil, took part in the university protest on Xalapa Avenue, where he agreed with young people and citizens to demolish the bridge in front of the Faculty of Economics while building pedestrian crossings.
Given the dissatisfaction of the students, the mayor made it clear that it was not his responsibility to deal with the alleged attack on Kassandra Isabel Cerón; However, he assured that work was being carried out to prevent accidents.
Ahued Bardahuil said that this type of work respects the rights of pedestrians as set out in the new road laws.
“We will sign for a minute. I need permission from them, the students, along with the neighbors, but first we’ll build the railroad crossings they want, one here and one there, and once we’re both there, I’ll remove the bridge from it.
“There are elderly people who cannot climb the railway crossing, there are adults who cannot climb it, and there are students who feel safer with the railway crossing,” he added.
The mayor acknowledged that these works require the completion of an administrative procedure for their approval, but assured that they will be completed as quickly as possible.
“I will do it immediately with a commitment; We will do it, we have to make a decision, sign an agreement and I will make sure it happens as soon as possible,” he said.
He added that this type of pedestrian crossing has already been carried out in other parts of the city, for example in Murillo Vidal, and has produced good results there.
As for Kassandra Isabel Cerón, she regretted her loss and assured that the concerns of the university students will be taken care of: “However and whatever happens on our part, in order to avoid accidents, the three levels of government are obliged to do so do.”
In addition, Ahued Bardahuil said that new lights will be installed in various places on the sidewalks of Xalapa Avenue.