Clarity for Rio’s future, despite short funds and political uncertainty


gg Lapa has seen big change

Despite everything — even sudden Olympic days off — lots of people are thinking about Rio de Janeiro’s future these days, exactly two months before municipal elections.

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Moving around the metropolis in recent weeks, this blogger noted three certainties that will attend the future, regardless of who is elected or how much the budget is:

1) Rio is and can be a better place. Obvious– but it wasn’t up to 2009, when we began a brief turnaround, after 40 years of decadence. There’s new life in the city. Complaints are heard about the Olympic legacy, transportation. We have yet to see the real impact of the Metro extension, 4 BRTs (dedicated articulated bus lanes), the VLT trams, the Joá elevated highway expansion, SuperVia train improvements, the bus rationalization, the elevated Perimetral demolition and the tunnels that replaced it.

Even for those who appreciate…

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