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Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem
Op-Ed
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Solving Costa Rica’s traffic and pollution problem

Daphne Blanchard - July 16, 2018

The explosive growth of its gasoline-dependent transportation sector has caused an embarrassing stain on Costa Rica’s green reputation. While it touts 99 percent of its electricity as…

VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day

Rebecca Males - September 23, 2016

Roads and highways in and around San José, Costa Rica were perhaps a bit less clogged on Sept. 22 as politicians, diplomats and residents took up the…

Don’t like how someone parked? Give ‘em a ticket 
Business
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Business
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Don’t like how someone parked? Give ‘em a ticket 

The Tico Times - July 13, 2016

The sidewalks in San José are so tight it can be hard for two people to walk down them shoulder-to-shoulder, especially when there’s a car parked on…

Indifference on the streets jeopardizes athlete safety
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Indifference on the streets jeopardizes athlete safety

Ivon Carballo - June 16, 2016

Last December, the national cycling federation hosted the Tour of Costa Rica. This is a well-known event in Latin America, part of the UCI America Tour. As…

Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system

The Tico Times - June 8, 2016

Costa Rica’s publicly-owned rail company has been given the green light to contract with private companies to create an electric rail system that the government hopes will…

New project uses rivers to create a walkable, bikeable San José
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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New project uses rivers to create a walkable, bikeable San José

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2016

An ambitious new project presented this week, "Rutas Naturbanas," aims to turn San José's neglected waterways into a major asset in the quest for urban renewal. The project…

Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

The Tico Times - January 13, 2016

The popular navigation app Waze released a new option buried in its latest update that claims to help drivers avoid vehicle restrictions in congested San José. [caption…

Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s Solís vows to stand firm as public services unions threaten ‘indefinite’ strike

The Tico Times - October 25, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiMLbLnJGl0&feature=youtu.be If you're driving in Costa Rica's capital Monday morning, there's a good chance you'll need a little patience. Several public services unions united in a group called Patria Justa –…

Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights

L. Arias - September 25, 2015

Stop lights in downtown San José are about to get a "green" upgrade. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said Thursday that it had awarded a $1 million contract to…

Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents
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Business
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Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents

The Tico Times - August 13, 2015

It’s a common sight on Costa Rican roads: traffic snarled for blocks as two cars sit obstructing traffic, waiting for a traffic cop to appear and give…