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Weekly Roundup: Cable Car Transit in Indonesia?

Gulangyu Island - the world's shortest ropeway is set for demolition.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit:

  • At only 202 meters long, Gulangyu Island’s urban ropeway system is said to be the shortest in the world. Built without approval in 1995, the system is being dismantled in preparation for the Chinese Island’s upcoming UNESCO World Cultural Heritage designation.
  • An eco-tourism consortium plans to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a cable car link to Machu Picchu’s ‘sister site,’ Choquequirao. Rightly or wrongly, I think we all know the controversy this one’s going to cause.

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