Mayor replaces horses with electric carts in the capital of the Dominican Republic
Final week, Santo Domingo – the capital of the Dominican Republic – started changing its horse-drawn carriages with electrical variations in its colonial Ciudad neighborhood in an try and modernize the archaic tourism attraction to enhance animals. Mayor Carolina Mejía – the primary mayoress of Santo Domingo – led the joint effort with the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster, the Inter-American Improvement Financial institution (IDB), the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Tradition and the Banco Widespread Dominicano.
“This stunning challenge will add a contact of modernity to this metropolis amidst this historic structure [electric] A tour of the colonial metropolis can be an attraction that provides worth to Santo Domingo, ”mentioned Mejía said throughout the unveiling of the brand new, horseless carriages in entrance of the city corridor. The mayor plans to switch 11 horse-drawn carriages to be totally electrical – which can final 31 miles on a full cost and transfer at a velocity of 12 miles per hour – and broaden them to different vacationer cities. The transfer permits horse-drawn carriage operators to proceed working within the trade and saves horses from being exploited for tourism.