Vehicle passage along a stretch of San José's Second Avenue will be closed from 2 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for the opening ceremony of the International Arts Festival.
A total of 743 Traffic Police officers are conducting surveillance operations at checkpoints along the roads to the most popular tourist destinations.
The new bike path is replacing a previous route inaugurated in 2015 that is mostly unused today.
The ministry is calling on the population — particularly urban cyclists — to take an online survey on the proposed bicycle parking types and locations.
A survey released in August found that commuters in the Central Valley spent an average of 99 minutes daily fighting traffic between home and work or school.
President Luis Guillermo Solís is asking the legislature to let him hire more than 1,000 new traffic officers, among other measures the government is pursuing in hopes of alleviating traffic.
Motorists in Costa Rica are facing heavy traffic jams at the start of the rainy season, thanks to flooding, accidents and additional cars on the road.
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