Escalators for the poors

As discussed in the past, there is a direct link between accessible transportation and poverty -The solution that the Helixator team suggest is connecting inner favels to the main roads by Helixator line in order to make social progress and economic development. https://helixator.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/a-new-way-to-reduce-poverty/

It has been recently reported that the city of Medellin, Colombia has a solution to the mobility problem; a giant, outdoor public escalator.
For generations, residents of the Colombian town had to staggered up steep hillsides and  hundreds of large steps – the equivalent of a 28-story building to go from one part of town to another. A giant, outdoor public escalator that shortens a hard climb from 35 minutes
To a convenient 6 minutes is now in place.

Take a look:

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About Michel

Researcher and developer of transportation technologies CTO of Helixator
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