|The new Septima is taking shape...but still has a ways to go.|
|Workers prepare the street's foundation. The excavation|
uncovered the part of the old streetcar tracks.
But the project's price tag should serve as a warning for advocates of building a subway in Bogotá. Such as project will be infinitely more complex and expensive. Does anybody really believe that it won't take lots longer than the official projections, or cost a whole lot more.
A metro, just like the pedestrian-friendly Carrera Septima, will be great to have. But Bogotá shouldn't embrace the metro based on false or unrealistic premises.
|The new street will be nice - once it's completed.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours