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Weekly Roundup: More Urban Cable Cars in Venezuela

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

  • In Caracas, Venezuela, Latin America’s largest barrio, Petare, is to benefit from upcoming investments in cable car transit systems. Should this occur, Caracas will become only the second Latin American city in the world – indeed, quite possibly the entire world – to have installed multiple cable car systems as fully-integrated components of their public transit system. The first was Medellin. Coincidentally enough, we have a whole photo essay series on these two cities called Medellin / Caracas.
  • Because sometimes having the safest transit technology around isn’t enough: A 26-year-old man died after climbing out of the window of a gondola at Silver Mountain Resort in Idaho and plunged 85 feet onto rocky terrain.

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