That first jump off the branch A
perfectly human experience
Consider what could be
accomplished in public transit if individuals
equipped with a simple pulley and harness. Suppose you could go into an
dealer, show them your license, and for a few dollars purchase a
inspected pulley and harness - something you could carry in a
pulley-harness unit is compact and light. The pulley has two small
and is equipped with a brake for slowing and stopping - the bearings
An assortment of harnesses is available. A "license card" is
to the harness
with a short electric cable. When this card is swiped on the platform
panel, a small current flows
the card and into the pulley-harness unit. If the pulley and safety
are clipped properly to the cable, and the harness is securely
the green light is given. Click - the gate unlocks . . .
A bridge over blue water
woman is on her way home. It is the day before Christmas and snowing
hard. When not in use, her
harness and shoulder straps fold away. She
has been shopping and her knapsack is full of presents. The platform
is near and she is pulling on the brake line.
The pulley hums as the cable flies
overhead. It is dark and cool,
with the wind in my hair. Far below is
river - a black void. The blue lights of the platform grow brighter and
It's the best wire in town.
Licensed users. They
technology and reliability of the system.
A ten story structure can
destinations within a one kilometer radius. A twenty story structure -
kilometers. A structure can be a natural land form, an existing
building or bridge, or a low cost transit tower.