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New project will turn Playa underpasses into bike paths

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new project has been started to see the space under the extensive Playa del Carmen bridges along with highway put to better use.

Approximately 35 companies have created project Multimodal Mobility regarding the lower portion of the Cancun-Playa federal highway overpasses. The goal of the project is to connect bike paths from around the city with the areas under the bridges.

Carlos Segura, manager of Sustainable Development and Social Action of the Paradisus Playa del Carmen, explained, “We are working with several companies together with the College of Engineers to identify the opportunities to carry out this multimodal project and use the bottom of the bridge as a bike path to h elp people move easily.

“We want to reduce the use of the car and see that Playa continues to be characterized by the use of the bicycle because it is becoming more complicated to get around the city.”

He says the project would see a bike path start from Juarez Avenue northward with beautification of the spaces and preparation of the correct infrastructure.

“The project is designed for a bike path, a space for the tricycle and a space for running or walking. The lanes would be wide because the infrastructure is already there and corresponds to a lane of the federal highway,” added Carlos Segura.

“We do not want spaces like this to be used as spaces for bad things or that they are red lights or that they are concessioned to private companies. We want to rescue them so that the people of Playa can take advantage of them,” he said.

Segura added that the Multimodal Mobility project in Playa del Carmen, which has already been approved by both the state and federal authorities, will cost around 3 million peso and is expected to be complete by the end of this year.