The city of Aguascalientes is confronting XXI century challenges such as sprawl, inefficient transportation and high fatality and injury rates from traffic accidents. To face this, the Mayor requested our help to transform “Centenario de la Revolución”, a low-income housing development for 40,000 residents.
We promote mixed land use policies to create proximity to services, improved conditions for pedestrians and cyclists as well as added connections to high quality public transportation. Our recommendations included more commercial lots, higher density, wider sidewalks, bike lanes, more public spaces, better parking distributions, a pedestrian street and public transportation connections. By September 2010, the government had accommodated around 70% of the recommendations.