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Weekly Roundup – Centennial Celebrations for Sugarloaf Cable Car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Since its inception 100 years ago, the Sugarloaf Cable Car has transported over 37 million passengers. Image by Wikipedia.

A quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • Originally built in 1912, the Sugarloaf Cable Car is officially a centenarian. To this day, it continues to be one of top attractions for tourists in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Following the footsteps of other zoos (i.e. Kolmarden Wildlife Park in Sweden), the Oakland Zoo expansion plan includes a proposal for an aerial gondola. Concerns have been raised on whether a new gondola system is a fiscally responsible option at this time.
  • An aerial gondola line traversing Cheddar Gorge appears to be gaining traction in Somerset, UK. The cable lift is intended to reinvigorate interest and tourism within the surrounding site as visitor numbers have plummeted since the 90s.
  • Ngong Ping 360 cable is expected to reopen near Easter.

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