General view of the new escalators located in the middle of an outdoor urban zone in Medellin, Colombia, on Dec. 26. The service is free with the objective of improving the people´s mobility in the sector. The escalators are the first of their kind to be installed in a shantytown with high rates of urban violence. It is a system that will transform the mobility of the inhabitants of this district, replacing more than 350 concrete stairways. The escalators are composed of six sections and will benefit 12 thousand users.
[Credit : EPA]