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Praia do Pepê

Located in Rio de Janeiro Area West of the Pepê beach is part Barra da Tijuca beach. The strip of sand next to break-mar was so named in Pedro Paulo Guise Carneiro Lopes tribute to the sportsman, Pepê or the.

Pepêwas sportsman and had a kiosk, which bore his name, precisely at this point Barra beach. Was world champion in free flight (1981), Pipe Masters sixth placed in Hawaii (the best Brazilian ranking), carioca champion equestrian Waimea champion in 5000, in Brazil, and one of 20 best surfers in the world during the years he devoted himself to this sport.

In 1991 when trying the bicampeonato of hang-gliding Pepê in Tokyo, crashed against a rock due to bad weather rather than resisted. Figure Darling, the sportsman was the perfect "menino do rio". His kiosk was the first to have natural sandwiches and was frequented by many surfers.

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Urban mobility: a dream of the residents of Barra

Barra da Tijuca and quality of life have always been together. But the only regulars from the neighborhood's traffic won't cooperate in time to move through the region. And there is no shortage of explanations: excess cars, accidents, high amount of tourists or the constants works that take place in the locality. With rich cultural life, and a lot of events going on and about to happen, there's no reason to stop visiting the site, but how to escape the traffic jams?

Alternative transport: a solution that works

In light of the upcoming events that the city of Rio de Janeiro will receive in the coming years, some changes have been performed on the bar to avoid traffic congestion. One of them is the construction of line 4 of the Metro, with completion forecast for December 2015, she promises to carry more than 300 thousand people per day and remove the street about 2 000 vehicles per hour.

Another innovation in traffic are the area 's BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), which recently completed a year of operation. The project consists of a corridor of exclusive track for buses and River, connecting Barra da Tijuca to the Santa Cruz and Campo Grande. The project is in its first phase and currently owns only 56 km of extension, the forecast is that by 2016 the second phase of the project (with the inclusion of 7 km) is completed.

While the West side dweller waits for work on the subway that will relieve local traffic, the couriers will be the area that more to gain from these changes. Delivery services who work as a function of speed in delivery and cannot always count on a free transit are those who suffer the most. "Waste a lot of time in traffic seems obligation to every resident of Rio. Here in the bar, some deliveries can be performed with the couriers, who find gaps in traffic, but when the delivery requires the use of the car, we took almost twice as long "– comments on Eduardo Marinho, a partner at the Ice Bar, a company specialized in logistics and supply of water, coal, beer and ice.

According to the traffic Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Dmv/RJ) today there are 2.57 million vehicles, with 1.9 million cars. The average growth is 4%, and by all indications, in 2016 the fleet will be nearly 3 million vehicles, one for every two inhabitants.

Bike: clean and Sustainable Transport

Barra da Tijuca is a place known for its beautiful coastline and natural landscape. For those who live in adjacent neighbourhoods, the best alternative (and cheaper) is to take advantage of the bike path. The deployment started in the river shortly after the ECO92 and already has more than 305 km and will reach 450 km until 2016, along the edge of the city. In Rio, this transport is one of the most used, reaching more than 1 million trips a day, according to the Prefecture of the river.

And you, what is your experience in traffic in Rio de Janeiro? Participate and send your comments.

By Julia Ourique Medici,

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Julia Ourique Medici is a journalism student, middle, Middle petropolitana. As you all know, the communication area is vast and with plenty of jobs so she can tap dance, play guitar and put floor.

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Tent of Pepe

The kiosk at the edge of the beach, was the first to have a menu suited for a light and natural feed, thought to sportspeople as Pepe. Your folders became known throughout Rio de Janeiro and its natural sandwiches were the precursors of double Beach + healthy eating.

Historic tipping

Pepe was one of the forerunners in the fight by the rules of the surf and flight-free as sports in Brazil. Participated in numerous Championships, but never was sponsored and its recognition as a sportsman, world champion, came after his death. Today the tent do Pepê, where he took the livelihood of his family, was listed by historical patrimony, in recognition of its importance for Brazilian sport.
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