Día 22


Westward ho!!! Along the Metrocable, línea J

Día 22 | 21 de septiembre

looking down Calle 48 F
looking down Calle 48 F

This afternoon I took a venture to out the western comuna’s of the city. My main intention was to see the new public projects in San Javier, Biblioteca Presbítero José Luis Arroyave and Institución Educativa La Independencia. Once reaching the end of the east-west Metro line (línea B) I opted to change directions and travel the Metrocable (línea J).

Finished in 2008, línea J traverses the hills in the western outskirts of the city and connects them to the western terminus of the Medellín Metro’s línea B.

Throughout the afternoon I had a chance to walk around the barrio of San Juan XXIII and the estación La Aurora.

At one point through my barrio walk of San Juan XXIII, I had a chance to interview a family who was utilizing one of the community spaces crafted out under the shadows of the cable support towers.

San Juan XXIII
From Left to right, Melinda, David and their son

Here’s a bit out our conversation where Melinda explains what she would like to see improved in San Juan XXIII

In short, San Juan XXIII along with all of the western barrios needs a sidewalks for citizens to walk on. With the exception of the Metrocable stations there are no sidewalks. Citizens must walk in the streets with vehicular traffic.

Below, a few pictures from the day…