The highest cable car in the world
• The highest cable car in the world
City of La Paz in Bolivia for a long time struggled with transport problems. Steep terrain, high density development have transformed the movement through the narrow streets to a nightmare for drivers and minibuses and private taxis passengers.
To solve the problem, in the past two years, the government is building the world's largest system of urban ropeways. Currently, the city of La Paz has three urban cable car lines stretching over 10 kilometers.
The city of La Paz - the actual capital of the country (from 1898), as well as the administrative center of the department of La Paz.
Launched cableway immediately acquired the status of the highest cable car in the world.
Soon there will be six new lines, the length of 30 kilometers and a capacity of up to 27,000 passengers per hour.
La Paz is situated on the banks of the river of the same name at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level.
The interesting facts: water in La Paz boils at 88 ° C, and the central bus station La Paz was constructed Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower.
Because of the mountain town location, the climate in La Paz cool. The monthly average temperature of the hottest months (November) is about +10 ° C, the coldest (July) - about +4 ° C.
The old neighborhoods with traditional two-story houses retain the traditional rectangular grid of streets of the colonial time.
The city of La Paz in Bolivia and the highest cable car in the world, October 10, 2014.
A view of the cableway in La Paz, July 23, 2015.
With the "urban bus", which in fact is this cable car, you can observe the life of the roof and Bolivians.
Quarters of the city of La Paz and the cableway over them, 23 July 2015.
The highest cable car in the world.