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.

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:

About Michel

Researcher and developer of transportation technologies CTO of Helixator
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