A secret of Medellin’s success has been its ability to adapt initiatives that have worked elsewhere in the world.
At the same time, the city has become “an inspiration for other cities living difficult times,” the mayor said.
Thus the Metrocable has been replicated in Curitiba, in southern Brazil, and Caracas.
Since 2010 in San Agustin del Sur, in the west of Caracas, a Metrocable carries more than 40,000 people a day on a nine-minute ride from the foot of a mountain to the populous neighborhoods overhead. That initiative’s success led Venezuelan authorities to begin building another cable car serving Mariche neighborhood in February 2012.