There’s no denying the fact that, for most of the world’s population, the living space of the future will be urban. As part of this trend, road traffic in conurbations is steadily increasing and pushing existing infrastructure to its limits. New transport planes – under the ground and in the air – are being used to relieve this situation. The Vienna Technical Museum is highlighting this theme with an area dedicated to “Urban Mobility” as part of its special exhibition, “The Urban Future”.

This gives museum visitors the opportunity to board a 10-passenger cabin and gain a fascinating impression of the ride experience on an urban aerial ropeway. A bird’s-eye view of the Bolivian city of La Paz, where the world’s biggest urban ropeway network is currently under construction, is presented – the sights to be seen during a trip on the gondola lift were filmed using the new 4K video technology.

As one of the main sponsors of the exhibition, Doppelmayr has also installed a second 10-passenger cabin from the Bolivian Línea Roja above the heads of visitors in the central hall of the museum. The official opening of the exhibition took place on June 8, 2016 – and was attended by the Bolivian ambassador, Ricardo Javier Martinez Covarrubias, and the consul, Elizabeth Ana Ferrel Alvarez. 

Exhibition: “The Urban Future. thinking_forward_” since June 9, 2016, at the Vienna Technical Museum