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Ski Lifts in a Tropical City? An Indonesian Answer to Gridlock

Gridlocked and cash-strapped cities in tropical Indonesia may find a solution in ski resorts.

In the former Dutch hill station of Bandung, city planners have approved Indonesia’s first urban aerial gondola system, which could move as many as 4,800 people an hour between two shopping areas. It would cut a trip through the busy city center to 4 minutes from half an hour by car. The companies building it are hoping that cities like Jakarta and Bogor will follow.