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    cable cars as in trams, like in san francisco? usual feat in polish cities and works very well in traffic for two main reasons. one, the tracks are mostly separated from the rest of the road, usually by a fence, a curb or some greenery. two, where the tracks run along the roads in the middle of the traffic the drivers normally respect the god damn law and give way to trams without blocking the tracks. unfortunately, the attitude of dominican drivers would make point two impossible and creating separate sections for trams within existing road structure will make traffic even worse.

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    I visualize Dominicans spilling out the cable cars as they go by. I can see arms, legs and etc. hanging out these cars.
    To tell truth; I don't think cable cars will work in an over crowded city with public cars and motorconchos.

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    All I can say is, good luck with this one.

    Recipe for disaster.

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    here is an original article: El Caribe » Teleférico en Santo Domingo movilizará a 3,000 pasajeros por hora

    JD, you mean something like this?


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    I did not know it was overhead cars. Ugly as hell but it would work better than street level cars. They better maintain them....hate to see them dropping from the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    Yes, that is what I understand it to be. The article mentions 160 cabins (cable cars) which would be indicative of that type of system.

    In Colombia, the buses, subway and cable cars use the same Metro card for payment.
    If I understood the article they would be used for crossing the Ozama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramesses View Post
    I did not know it was overhead cars. Ugly as hell but it would work better than street level cars. They better maintain them....hate to see them dropping from the sky.
    The Puerto Plata cablecars have some 3 or 4 decades and not once did they 'dropped from the sky.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    The Puerto Plata cablecars have some 3 or 4 decades and not once did they 'dropped from the sky.'
    They maintain it well then...just as I hoped in my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    The Puerto Plata cablecars have some 3 or 4 decades and not once did they 'dropped from the sky.'
    yes, but it's only two cars, really, and not riding non stop all day long.

    i can see the "flying trains" thingy work. but like metro it would require uninterrupted power and a good backup.

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