Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A total of 18 parking meters were removed from Playa del Carmen’s center Wednesday by city personnel. The meters were taken out of the residential areas of Colosio and Zazil Ha in response to citizen requests and 5,000 signatures.
On Thursday, Diego Gracida, representative of the Urban Reorganization Promoter, explained that the meters were removed specifically between 30 and 35 and in some neighborhoods between Gonzalo Guerrero, Zazil Há and Colosio.
“It is the withdrawal that has been proposed since the beginning of the Mayor’s administration,” he said adding that the removal of the 18 meters frees up approximately 800 parking spots.
In a press release, Solidaridad head Lili Campos said the removal of the meters was made as a result of a legal analysis and in full compliance with the law.
“When I campaigned and walked these streets, people specifically asked for this, that the parking meters be removed because it bothered them. Today we are fulfilling that request. Your voice does count,” said the mayor.
Campos specified that for the time being, only those particular 18 meters will be removed and that the meters installed in the tourist areas will remain. She said that since January of this year, those meters have brought in between seven and eight million peso in revenue for the city, which she said, is being used to improve city mobility.