Innovations in Public Transport

Medellin, Colombia Gets an Urban Escalator

The 12,000 residents of one hilly Medellin neighbourhood used to climb the equivalent of 28 stories to get from the city center to their homes. But an arduous 30-minute walk has been transformed into a five-minute ride, with the installation of an urban escalator system.

“This escalator represents a celebration for all of us as a city,” said Mayor Salazar Jaramillo on Monday, when he officially opened the escalators to the public in the Comuna 13 neighborhood. “This should be a symbol of city transformation and peace for Comuna 13.”

Continue reading “Medellin Gets Mega Escalator” by Kate Hinds at Transportation Nation.


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