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New bike paths for Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – New bike paths are in the works for Playa del Carmen. Municipal administration has included the creation of two new bike paths in its upcoming infrastructure plans, adding an additional three kilometers of bike paths to the existing 16 kilometer cycling network.

Within the next month, city officials intend to have the first 900 meters finished. Once complete, this particular path will join the Federal Highway with the subdivision La Guadalupana through Xel-Ha Avenue.

Next year, the second phase of the new cycle path network will see the connection of the Nicte-Ha colony with Balam-Tun, Lol-Tun and Lol-Ka-Tun at the entrance to Xcalacoco.

Although investment costs are not yet met, Jesús Coeto of Public Works said that for the La Guadalupana cycle path, they are analyzing whether they or the developer will buy the material.

“Adding more bike paths will depend on what resources are at hand and how we can lower the cost. The Annual Operational Program (POA) does not yet appear to have all the money, so if there is money we will develop it since it is a request of people living in those areas,” he said.

Next year, the city will modify the old cycle route built with irregularities by the last municipal administration which runs from 62 to 106 street, crossing avenues 15 and 20 of the Colosio colony.

This bicycle lane cost approximately 8 million peso and was built at the end of 2015. Since its completion, cyclists have said that the measurements are not adequate and has become an unused bike path.