Post by Nick Chu
A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit:
- Istanbul, Turkey has officially announced their intentions to build a cable car over the Bosphorus. The system will travel 15 minutes across the Bosphorus strait and connect the districts of Mecidiyekoy and Altunizade. Bidding for the project is expected to commence shortly.
- Times of Malta documents an interesting cable car plan from the 1960s. The project proposed a connection from Sliema, a major commercial centre, to Valletta, the Maltese capital.
- As tourism continues to grow in Peru, the country is looking to build new tourist infrastructure. This time a 4.4km cable car system has been proposed to link Kuelap Fortress, a fortified citadel, to the district of Lingo. Tourism officials believe the Fortress can become the country’s second largest tourist draw.
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