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Proposal to make central Playa del Carmen pedestrian only

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — In an attempt to create better downtown mobility, a new proposal could see the city’s center as a pedestrian-only area.

Álvaro Solís Hage, president of the Commerce Association of Juárez Avenue, has proposed to make the center of Playa del Carmen pedestrian-only as part of a new mobility plan.

He says that the center of the city is already very small, which is a good reason council should look at making streets like Juarez Avenue for just pedestrians.

He’s also proposed the creation of public parking lots so that visitors can leave their vehicle in a safe place as they stroll through the streets of downtown Playa del Carmen.

“What we propose is the expansion of sidewalks, which would not affect vehicular traffic. There is currently no parking in front of businesses so it is not congruent because those spaces are used by peddlers,” he said.

Solís Hage explained that it would make sense to take advantage of Avenues 2, 4 and 25 so other streets could vent a little, adding that the region of Avenue Juárez is pleasant for tourists and locals.