Ecatepec – Mexicables

28
Apr

2017

Photo and Video of the Week: Flying Through Ecatepec on Mexicable

 

Soluciones en el cielo. #Mexicable #Ecatepec #Edomextagram

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14
Nov

2016

Mexicable Urban Cable Car Improves Commute for Residents


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Al Jazeera News travels to Ecatepec, Mexico to ride the world’s newest Cable Propelled Transit system. While some residents were initially skeptical, they soon experienced first-hand the countless benefits offered by their new aerial commute. Officials hope that the Leitner-built urban cable car can catalyze further development and attract more tourist dollars.

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06
Oct

2016

Photo of the Week: Mexicable

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#Inicio de #operaciones del #Mexicable #Ecatepec #Edoméx

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06
Oct

2016

Mexico’s First Urban Ropeway is Now a Reality

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Commuting in Ecatepec de Morelos, a district of 1.7 million residents located 25km northeast of Mexico City, will never be the same again. On October 4, 2016, the Mexican President along with LEITNER Ropeways celebrated the opening of a new 5km, 7 station urban cable car.

In the past, commuters in Ecatepec de Morelos spent up to 50 minutes travelling in congested roads. However, with the Mexicable cable car, travel times are now reduced to less than 19 minutes — helping save residents about 377 hours each year!

The state-of-the-art ropeway was built with LEITNER’s DirectDrive design, the first time this technology was installed in North America. With DirectDrive, the gearless drive system improves efficiency, lowers noise levels and reduces operating costs. Nevertheless, the cable car is more than just transportation. The project team hired international and local designers to transform stations into works of art as part of a campaign to enhance the community’s public spaces.

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31
Aug

2016

Mexicable Murals: Mexico’s First Urban Cable Car

The city of Ecaptepec (pop: 1.7 million), located 25km northeast of Mexico City, will soon be home to one of the world’s most visually spectacular urban gondola systems.

The ropeway, known as the Mexicable, has hired 70+ local and international designers to create colour displays of artwork along the 5km cable car route.

Murales espectaculares en la ruta del #Mexicable #Ecatepec

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This urban art project, known as The Street is Yours (Spanish: Ecatepec La calle es tuya), hopes the newly painted public murals will build pride amongst locals and help them reclaim the streets from violence that has historically plagued the community.

The formation of this “Cultural Corridor” is also intended to attract more businesses and tourists to the area, thereby generating more economic activity.

If this sounds somewhat familiar, there is a good chance Mexicables has taken its inspiration from the Medellin Metrocables where crime was dramatically reduced after major public investments were made in the disadvantaged barrios.

While it’s too early to tell if the cable cars and artwork will bring about long-lasting positive changes to Ecatepec, the Mexicables will undoubtably be a fascinating story to follow for those interested in urban issues.

The ~US$25 million (MXN 500 million) system is scheduled to open to the public in October 2016 and expected to benefit up to 300,000 residents.

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For more photos, check out this Instagram feed, or visit the art project’s official page.

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