08
Dec

2009

Telecabine de Constantine

Post by Steven Dale

I’m traveling today and am out of internet contact (why can’t more airlines fix that problem?), so we’re going to watch a video (like when your high school history teacher was sick with strep throat)

It’s short, it’s in French, and it should inspire the transit wonk in all of you (especially starting at 0:56).  Enjoy:



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Comments

  1. It's worth mentioning that Cable really excels at connecting "old towns" to modern centers. These beautiful historic urban centers are often connected by tiny roads and walkways and most often aren't even open to cars. For a fraction of tunneling costs cable can go up and over, offering pleasing views of the cityscape while invigorating commerce in these harder to reach ancient centers, markets and bazaars.
  2. Brent, That's an excellent point. It doesn't apply too much in a North American context, but certainly for the vast majority of the world, your point applies perfectly.