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    Really? How cool would THAT be? A couple good friends and I took the Parque Arvi Cable system (the one pictured above) in Medellin a few years ago. It was seriously enjoyable.

    I hope the project does in fact get off the ground. (horrible pun not intended.)
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    yeah, there's people who are scared of riding teleferico in POP. i would so want it to break, get stuck and everyone to evacuate using ropes and ladders. cool adventure if i ever saw one.

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    first a subway, now a cable car... the capitol sure likes to spend money.
    the country needs to revamp their public bus system, and respect it!
    the best thing the country can do is limit the amount of cars on the road, and promote bicycle lanes on every major road/street like a protected bike lane. It seems like the DR doesn't want to eliminate all the Cacharas (clunkers), the DR really needs to prohibit jalopies from the roads.
    lets hope the materials used for these cable cars cant be stolen, and electricity will have constant power. the idea looks good on paper, but cable cars only seem to work for tourist attractions, extremely steep areas, or to cross bodies of water.
    It is really incredible that so many smart dominicans have been all over the world, but can seem to fix things at home.

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    The city will look like a frustrated toddlers play pen in 50 years from now with broken toys and half finished games all over the place. And like toddlers they never do anything properly, never complete anything that's not fun or they just get bored easily. And most similarly like all our children have no concept of how much things cost. Ah bless, so cute!

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    Firstly Melbourne , Australia has the most trams running in the centre of the road , for most of the time without divisions and the system seems to work well but the trams do not go to the newer suburbs ..so that is a problem . They are normally two carriages linked together. In Medellin, as shown in the Picture of DV8. I am fairly sure of that, the cable car goes from the bus station all the way up the hill covering the hill suburbs. Medellin is nothing like Santo Domingo , being in a valley and flanked by mountaains .
    I see in the article that the cable will start on Charles de Gaulle but as that road is very long I am uncertain where and follow a stretch that is very flat . The advantage to me seem to be the economic way for a crossing over the rio Ozama and I imagine the cable will be above the centre of existing streets with access by way of stairs . I quite like the idea .

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    If its an over head system like the pictures posted, it might work, but the traditional on the ground system isn't. In WashingtonDC someone came up with this, a few years later after tearing up streets and waiting for the cars the system still isn't up and running. There is even talk of just scraping the whole system.

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    Yes JD, the use of huge buses in Bogota , in the centre of the wide boulevards is a great system and I have seen it also work well in Lima but SD is such a mess of a road system that I really agree with you that the overhead cable car is a good idea . In Medellin, at the bottom station of the cable car system , you have to move fairly fast to get into the car and once it starts to mount the doors close automaticaly .. but of course the temperature is much cooler than in SD

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRob View Post
    Really? How cool would THAT be? A couple good friends and I took the Parque Arvi Cable system (the one pictured above) in Medellin a few years ago. It was seriously enjoyable.

    I hope the project does in fact get off the ground. (horrible pun not intended.)
    PJT and wife enjoyed the Medellin Metro this summer and did ascend the Metrocable to Parque Arvi. It is funny the fare from the city center to the Acevedo Station and to include transfer to the Metrocable was COP $2000 / DOP $28. The trams have three stations on the steep hillside (mount) for residents and travelers with a forth and final station at the top within the park. The third station is a transfer station to continue onward to the park. It required an add'l COP $2000 fare. PJT on return half jokenly commented it will cost more to go down. Guess what ! It did. The park station fare was COP $8000 / DOP $115 to descend to the transfer station at the side of the hill. Then you pay COP $2000 to access the Metro. It was worth it.

    The RD should think if it has not already done so to visit the possibility of allowing a free transfer between modes of transport at the four Metro stations.

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    PJT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramesses View Post
    They maintain it well then...just as I hoped in my post.
    and it was shut down years ago for along time.....anyone kno how long it was "out of service"

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