Costa Rica News – Costa Rica is looking into copying Bolivia’s idea of a cable car, which in that country began operating in 2014.
Mayors of seven parts of Costa Rica’s Greater Metropolitan Area signed a commitment to a feasibility study regarding this proposed way of travel.
Possible routes have not been discussed too much and fares are not yet estimated. The project has not been shared with public transport institutions, as the municipalities prefer to mature it on their own.
Each cable car is thought to be able to quickly recover the investment made in it. 10,000 people could be transported per hour.
The cable cars would offer a shorter travel time than terrestrial ways of transport. It would travel at a constant speed between 15 and 25 miles per hour. It may also help alleviate the traffic on roads.
This alternative may also offer a safer way to travel as assaults in the air would be less likely than on the ground.