It will get hot in Israel. Even hotter than the local political situation already is. A heated discussion about a cableway is coming up. The cableway should transport up to 3,000 passengers per hour. Traversing the city of Jerusalem, it should enable easy and comfortable access to the Wailing Wall for tourists and visitors. These are the words of the Minister for Tourism, Yariv Gideon Levin, attorney- at-law and politician.
According to the already agreed plan, a 1.4-kilometers long cableway is to be set up running from the west of the city to the Wailing Wall. 200 million shekels will be needed, approximately 50 million euros. Operation is to begin in 2021. It will help people avoid sore feet, sunstroke and dry throat on their journey to the biblical site. Man will triumph over traffic jams also in Rome.
The lady mayor of the eternal city, Virginia Raggi, would like to have a cableway interconnecting individual parts of the city. The 90-million-euro infrastructure should connect both of the Italian capital’s quarters of Casalotti and Battistini in the west. And Vitali Klitschko would like to build a cableway even in Kiev.
So many countries, so many customs
There are 14 urban cableways, already built or planned, in the city of Algiers alone. In the mining town of Chiatura in Georgia, the local 16 ca - bleways constitute an important part of the public transport system. Also in Tbilisi there are cableways connecting the city’s quarters situated on terraced slopes. In Medellin (Colombia), three cableways run as the Metrocable de Medellin, an integral part of the city transport system.
In Singapore, the cableway to the pleasure island of Sentosa has become a landmark. In Portland, a cableway connects Marquam Hill with the Oregon Health and Science University Center in South Waterfront. These are just a few examples. And there is La Paz, of course – the showcase project of the utmost quality. ah