Leblon, Ipanema Metro Construction Pains

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The construction of the six new Line 4 Metro stations in Leblon and Ipanema is continuing to prove controversial, as residents react to major roadway and pedestrian detours. The metro (subway) line, which is being built to reach Barra da Tijuca before the 2016 Olympics, will increase mobility in a traffic congested city, however not without some growing pains.

In Leblon, the congestion is unlikely to ease anytime soon, as key routes are blocked off to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?