缆车系统如何给海拔近 12, 000 英尺的公共交通带来革命性巨变

CNBC1207日报道】玻利维亚城市拉巴斯海拔近 12, 000 英尺, 是一个繁华的地方, 空气稀薄, 风景如画。其缆车交通系统于2014年启动,在城市街道和建筑物上空运行, 运送数千人往返于家、办公室和其他地方。空中缆车的速度和低建设成本, 加上采用清洁动力能源,不仅降低了颗粒物排放水平,而且大大推动了交通运输行业的可持续发展。

How cable-car systems are revolutionizing public transport almost 12,000 feet above sea level

Located almost 12,000 feet above sea level, the Bolivian city of La Paz is a bustling place where the air is thin and the scenery dramatic.

Its Mi Teleferico – which literally translates as "my cable car" – transit system was launched in 2014. It soars above city streets and buildings to transport thousands of people to and from their homes, offices and everything else in between.

"Every day more than 230,000 people are … transported through this cable transportation system," Cesar Dockweiler, the CEO of Mi Teleferico, told CNBC's "Sustainable Energy."

"We have managed to transport more than 150 million people in less than four years," he added. "It is a transport system that has really transformed people's lives."

Mi Teleferico is not the only cable car system in Latin America. The Colombian city of Medellin opened its Metrocable system in 2004, for example.

Apart from the fact that a cable car's route is both picturesque and uninterrupted, there are other benefits to using one.

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, part of University College London, has stated that the "speed and comparatively low cost of construction, and low levels of particulate emissions of aerial cable-cars, are part of their appeal in dense and hilly urban areas."

Back in La Paz, those involved with Mi Teleferico are keen to emphasize its sustainability credentials.

"The system is friendly to the environment because it does not use fossil fuels," Miguel Arenas, Mi Teleferico's maintenance manager, said.

"It uses electric power for its main drive, so this source is cleaner and doesn't emit any kind of fossil pollutant or carbon dioxide," Arenas added.

( 译者:李夏云  审校:范文君 )

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