Articles tagged with: Metropolitano
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Avenida Javier Prado is possibly the most infamous road in Lima. It is more than 80 blocks long, crosses 5 districts and the traffic jams on Javier Prado are legendary. It is also probably the most important east-west connection in the city. Four of the Rutas Recomendables pass through (a part of) Javier Prado and the Metropolitano has an Estacion Javier Prado. Everybody in Lima knows Avenida Javier Prado.
Who then is Javier Prado?
According to the Spanish Wikipedia Javier Prado is a historian, philosopher and lawyer. He served as the principal of the San Marcos University from 1915 to 1920 and he held various political offices, among others as a senator and an ambassador to Argentina. He may have owed his political career to the fact that he was the son of an ex-President (Mariano Ignacio Prado). His brother Manuel Prado y Ugarteche would later go on to become president of Peru as well. At that time, Javier Prado already passed away. He died in 1921 under mysterious circumstances (according to Wikipedia) when he was only 49 years old.
Lima Public Transport »
“Todos Somos Dateros” is a detailed tool (website), accessible and user friendly system that allows the user, after registration, to “datear” all the problems that you see along the corridor of the Metropolitano North, Central and South, and then collaborate by suggesting possible solutions.
The purpose of this project is that everyone participates actively, give their opinion and contribute to the process of cultural transformation of Lima. It just depends on us that our city is developed. For to grow we must ALL engage directly….