Aerial Trams, technically known as aerial ropeways, have been around for centuries. In ancient India and Japan, ropeways were used to cross rivers and were originally made of hemp or rawhide rope. Today’s ropeways are made from steel cables and towers, but their function is not much different from these original ancient transportation systems.
Reconnecting America's Gloria Ohland faces off against author Robert Bruegmann in the LA Times editorial section all this week on the subject of smart growth in Los Angeles. Each day they tackle a different aspect of the topic, from urban sprawl to the environment.