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Here’s how to plant a tree in Mérida

For trees to grow healthy and not pose a danger to properties or citizens, one must consider Mérida’s infrastructure.

Sex workers in Mérida score a legal victory

Yucatán court rules that sanctions against sex workers are unconstitutional.

‘Intelligent’ traffic lights designed to reduce time spent on roads

Over 1,100 traffic lights will by synchronized with "cutting-edge technology" to ease traffic congestion in Mérida, state and city officials said. In addition, 2,646 pedestrian/cyclist...

45 miles of new bicycle lanes planned throughout Merida by March

Bike lanes will be carved into 72 kilometers / 45 miles of Merida's streets, the Yucatan state government announced. The plans have been long-awaited...

Pedestrian streets to displace buses, cars in Merida’s historic center

Wider pedestrian paths and rerouted buses with fewer stops are two key elements of an "Urban Mobility Improvement Plan" that begins Sunday, Sept. 13...

Sex workers defended by activists after police make arrests downtown

The Yucatan Human Rights Commission of the State of Yucatán, or Codhey, complained to the Merida police after numerous sex workers were arrested downtown. Codhey...

1 water leak becomes 2 as Japay repairs aging pipes beneath...

Merida, Yucatan — Utility workers set out to repair a broken 60-year-old, 36-inch water main under Calle 64 near 59 in the Centro, but...

Controversial highway over Progreso may have to shift 2 blocks west

Progreso, Yucatan — An elevated highway linking the industrial port and the Merida highway has failed to win over property owners it would displace. The “second floor”...

Part of Calle 59 to be re-named for Nobel laureate from...

Within the framework of the 17th Nobel Peace Prize Summit in Yucatan, the City Council of Mérida will name a section of Calle 59...

Proposed: Turn Calle 47 into a pedestrian-only zone

Another proposal to turn a busy Centro street into a pedestrian path has been floated, this one linking to a possible Mayan Train station.

Beer truck overturns to avoid hitting accident victim

Merida, Yucatan — A delivery truck filled with cases of beer overturned Monday after avoiding hitting the victim of another accident. The driver swerved...

Ground swallows street in Garcia Gineres

A huge sinkhole formed Tuesday morning on Calle 28 between 29 and 31 in Col. Garcia Gineres.

Grasping Mexico’s beautiful and bewildering street art

These are images that I could never imagine to find in the Netherlands, let alone in Dutch restaurants.

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

Merida, Yucatan — Driving in the Centro is tricky almost any day. When the holidays come, it's even worse. Now in the middle of the...

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.

Academics optimistic that Mérida’s Centro’s problems can be solved

Ideas abound to make the Centro safe and more livable.

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.

Lane closures at Periférico and Merida-Progreso highway expected to cause traffic...

A new phase in the misery at the Progreso highway interchange.

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.
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