Unlike the situation in many other cities, the idea of implementing a cableway project seems to have been very well received by the residents right from the start of the planning phase. Looking at the city of Amsterdam and its culture more closely, however, it is hardly surprising that its residents want to have an environment-friendly public means of transport. Even without a cableway, the capital of the Netherlands can already call itself with a clear conscience a cycling stronghold. The city’s intricate and much-used system of canals, too, holds a clear message: Here, people leave their cars in the garage. The urban landscape correspondingly includes a multitude of cycling paths and it is bicycles, rather than cars, that one is advised to watch out for when crossing a street. With the planned cable car, the Dutch would be able to cross the IJ river easily and comfortably, even bringing their bikes along.
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