Two tech companies are donating 8.4 million pesos and a good chunk of their human capital toward a “Smart Mérida” pilot program.
The Centro’s notoriously difficult sidewalks are getting better and better, block by block.
It’s not easy for the city to keep up with potholes, which appear even more frequently in rainy weather.
Laws mandating a 200-meter distance between liquor stores are being challenged by the local Chamber of Commerce.
City officials are threatening to remove protrusions built by homeowners encroaching onto already narrow sidewalks.
The city has plenty of dicey intersections, but three of them have been named the most dangerous of them all.
Although successful in neighboring states, the idea of turning some downtown Mérida streets into pedestrian malls is meeting stiff opposition.
Drivers won’t zip past the new convention center the way they may have become accustomed.
New, modern traffic lights are coming to areas that need them most, said Gerardo Ojeda Sosa, head of Transit Engineering at the state’s Public Security Secretariat (SSP).
Converting a street to a pedestrian mall is an idea worth considering, a safety advocate says.