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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

"Intelligent" traffic lights with signals for pedestrians are being installed throughout Mérida. Photo: Contributed Over 1,100 traffic lights...

45 miles of new bicycle lanes planned throughout Merida by March

Bike lanes are proposed for the busy streets of Merida. Image: Courtesy Bike lanes will be carved into...

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

Merida’s Centro Historico is turning busy streets into more pedestrian-friendly spaces to help stem the spread of coronavirus. Photo: Courtesy

Sex workers defended by activists after police make arrests downtown

A woman is hauled away by police on Calle 58, south of the Plaza Grande. Photo: Desde el Balcon

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

Two major water-main leaks beneath Calle 64, between 59 and 57 in Merida’s Centro Historico, were repaired by Japay. Photo: Courtesy

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...

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

Part of Calle 59 in Merida will be named for Nobel Laureate Alfonso García Robles. Photo: Internet Within...

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

A beer truck lost its cargo after flipping to avoid hitting an injured pedestrian. Photo: Sipse video Merida,...

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

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.

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.