Closing the Last Mile Gap in Style

Urban Hub, the interactive platform for people interested in urbanization, energy conservation and mobility, recently published a feature, “Boosting Urban Mobility and Closing the Last-Mile Gap,” which featured an array of beautiful photographs of elevator, escalator and moving-walk installations in Spain that do just that. The article points out that, in transportation planning, if the “first and last miles” of the distance between one’s point of departure or destination and the nearest transportation hub are too great, people will choose private cars over public transportation. The piece shines a spotlight on the vertical, inclined and horizontal systems in Vigo, Spain, that “go beyond the basic mile, [and] are often the primary means of travel in this hilly city.” A thyssenkrupp installation in Vigo, Mechanical Ramp of Gran Via Vigo, was actually recognized by us as a 2021 Project of the Year. Check out all the Urban Hub photos, which are heavy on funiculars, here.

Outdoor moving walk in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Inclined elevator in Rio de la Pila in Santander

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