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Mototaxi accidents prompt review of safety laws

A series of road accidents involving mototaxis has led to a review of safety measures.

Traffic doesn’t take a holiday in Merida’s Centro

A policeman directs traffic on Calle 54 and 47 during Noche Blanca in Merida. Photo: Lee Steele Merida,...

Christmas ornaments start to appear on city streets

Some 2,000 Christmas decorations have started to appear on city streets, and city workers have their work cut out for them.

Street closures announced for Wednesday’s Paseo de las Ánimas

Wednesday's Paseo de las Ánimas, which in recent years attracted tens of thousands of participants, requires several road closures hours before the procession begins.

221 new storm drains to combat street flooding

Addressing chronic street flooding, the city is paying two private contractors a combined 600,000 pesos for 221 new storm drains and eight reservoirs.

Flooded streets, fallen trees and a long blackout follow heavy rainfall

Flooded streets, stranded cars, fallen trees and a prolonged blackout in the Centro resulted from torrential rain accompanied by hail Tuesday afternoon.

Warning to Mérida’s bump-out builders gets teeth

The city's warning against sidewalk-hogging homeowners will be easier to enforce.

Centro ‘rescue’ project heads north, with larger budget for more properties

The second stage of the current effort to restore facades in the Centro Histórico is a quarter-way done, said the city's director of urban development, Aref Karam Espósitos.

Avenue renamed to celebrate city’s kinship with Korea

The city honored a historic friendship by renaming a stretch of road Avenida República de Corea in the Altabrisa neighborhood.

Mérida signs with tech giants to be Latin America’s 1st ‘Smart...

Two tech companies are donating 8.4 million pesos and a good chunk of their human capital toward a "Smart Mérida" pilot program. 

Centro sidewalk project nearly completed

The Centro's notoriously difficult sidewalks are getting better and better, block by block.

Residents slow to report potholes, despite web page, hotline and app

It's not easy for the city to keep up with potholes, which appear even more frequently in rainy weather.

Chamber calls for end to law limiting liquor stores

Laws mandating a 200-meter distance between liquor stores are being challenged by the local Chamber of Commerce.

City warns homeowners who build out, block sidewalk

City officials are threatening to remove protrusions built by homeowners encroaching onto already narrow sidewalks.

Insurer lists Mérida’s 3 most dangerous intersections

The city has plenty of dicey intersections, but three of them have been named the most dangerous of them all.

Pedestrian streets in the Centro? Merchants reportedly unconvinced

Although successful in neighboring states, the idea of turning some downtown Mérida streets into pedestrian malls is meeting stiff opposition.

Streets narrowed, traffic slowed around the convention center

Drivers won't zip past the new convention center the way they may have become accustomed.

Pedestrians a priority for new Altabrisa traffic lights

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).

Safety advocate dusts off his proposal to create pedestrian streets

Converting a street to a pedestrian mall is an idea worth considering, a safety advocate says.

Street pavers unearth Mayan artifacts under busy street corner

Street paving was halted when city workers found what appear to be archaeological remains in the Centro.

Is there room for trees along the Centro’s streets?

A campaign to bring more green to the city has been ongoing for years, but do trees belong on the narrow sidewalks of the Centro?

Streets are peaceful for Good Friday

While the faithful observed Good Friday, the streets were noticeably quieter.