URBAN CABLE TRANSIT SYSTEM LA PAZ - EL ALTO

The project objetive was to develop a whole network of urban mobility mode that connects the Bolivian capital of La Paz with the neighbouring city of El Alto, without using the current road infrastructure of the cities.

Stage of the project

Idea

Starting Up

Implementation

Realised

The results of the project so far

Ten urban cable lines have been implemented of a 100% electrical system that is considered the world`s largest.

What are specific, distinctive, strong elements in this project?

Do`s: Think about serving the most vulnerable groups of society and you will end up serving ALL.
The national government should and must invest in urban mobility, including offerring subsidies.

Don`ts: Engage the local governments from the very beginning, so that coordination would come easily.
Do not forget to develop massive communication campaigns so that all stakeholders would be part of the project and not its enemies.

Which specific lessons, do's and don'ts would you like to share? What would be suggestions for others when preparing or implementing the project in their own city?

There is no other urban mobility project that literally flyes over congestion and connects two cities in the way this projects does.
Before its implementation users with disabilities had limited access to the city services and nowadays, they can access jobs, employment, services, education, health and entertainment.

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