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ITT: Underappreciated forms of transport
Elevators are my best friends they carry me up and they carry me down all at the push of a button. They come in all shapes and sizes and have a multitude of different interior finishes, control panel layouts, flooring, handrails and floor indicators. Despite the common misconception that elevators are unsafe, they have several redundant emergency braking systems to prevent falls. Elevators are one of the safest vertical transportation methods in common use. In fact, stairs are more dangerous than elevators on average, due to the risk of falling. Some people pass the time in an elevator ride by staring at the floor indicators, which may consist of a dial, a series of lighted floor numbers, or a small electronic display. Some elevators are equipped with music systems for the entertainment of their passengers, and a unique genre of music has become popular with building managers who operate speaker equipped elevators. Some elevators even have a tv screen built in, allowing passengers to watch the news while riding. No matter how many floors you need to go up, you can count on an elevator to lift you up.
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gimme dem (You)s
>you now remember the NTSB is also responsible for pipeline transport safety
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>the virgin passenger cable car
Why just don't build suspended on the wires "sky train" with electric batteries powered automated cars zoom zooming over them?
Ski lifts are powered by a moving rope that moves all of the seats in unison. Chair lifts use very little electricity since the descending seats power the ascending ones by gravity. Self powered cars on a rope is just a monorail with extra steps
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>forms of transport

Does it still count as a form of transportation even if they are just used for leisure and sport?

Anyway those things are able to turn shitty ass mountains into money making machines.
>shitty ass mountains
Get fucked, mountains are beautiful, more so when they're not degraced by a dozen ski lifts.
>Does it still count as a form of transportation even if they are just used for leisure and sport?
People aren't going to ski resorts to ride the ski lifts...
They're just as much a form of transportation as the trains, cars, planes, etc. the holidaymakers used to get to the resort in the first place.
Funicular go brrrr
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the comfiest of them all. I think there is still a water mill powered one in switzerland.
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based but actual amphib flying boats are even cooler
even after learning how they work, hydrofoils still feel like magic to me
Escalators are more fun
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Spiral escalators are even more fun
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Nah, it's safe, it has an intake muzzle.
still love these babies just as much as when i was a kid
>No matter how many floors you need to go up, you can count on an elevator to lift you up.
i see you've never tavelled with deutsche bahn
wtf is this witchcraft
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>mfw Americans leave on their shoes at home but then go and put carpet in airports
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>mfw DEL is apparently now an American airport

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