A new proposal by the city would see cable car carrying tourists from Old Town to Letna
By BOHEMIST STAFF
On one hand, Prague’s municipal government has made a stance against transforming the city into a playground for tourists by restricting areas where Segways can operate, and on the other, it does the opposite by planning an eyesore of a Ferris wheel on the banks of the Vltava River in Smichov.
Now, it appears that a proposal is on the table to build a cable car linking Letna with Old Town. Clearly, preserving the town’s pristine cityscape is not a priority.
According to aktualne.cz, the plans are in the early stages as city officials want to wait to see what such a thing would look like. The cable car to Letná has been proposed as a for-profit venture by a group of private investors led by Klára Sovová, who has a hand in several projects including a chalet called Luční boudy in Pec pod Sněžkou in the Krkonoše Mountains.
That story mentions that the city would likely see the project in a favorable light, so long as it comes at no cost to the taxpayers. According to other sources, the cable car could cost anywhere between 70-90 million Kč depending various factors including the make-up of the structure and infrastructure for protecting the city below.