Video: Aerial Ropeway Transit in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Post by Steven Dale

The University of Toronto Cities Centre just recently released a video describing their concept for an Aerial Ropeway Transit system in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Take a look:

U of T Research Contributing to Makkah’s Transportation Development from Colin Anderson on Vimeo.

(Full Disclosure: CUP acted as a special advisor on this study but has no vested interests in the project. It was conducted by Dr. Amer Shalaby of the University of Toronto Cities Centre. You can learn more about this study here.)


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  1. Fascinating! Hopefully when it's built and fully operational, this system is open to people of all religious backgrounds.
  2. Matt the Engineer
    No chance. "Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter Mecca under Saudi law, and using fraudulent documents to do so may result in arrest and prosecution."