Your travel up north might just get cooler! Baguio City to test self-driven cable cars

Baguio City is hosting a feasibility study on cable cars as a potential novel transport system in the Philippines.

Your travel up north in Baguio City might just get a little more exciting because aside from horseback riding and strawberry picking, you might soon be able to hop on cable cars.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) have teamed up to conduct a feasibility study on Zippar, self-driven cable cars by Zip Infrastructure Co. Ltd., proposed for installation in Baguio’s Camp John Hay.

“The Zippar or self-driven cable cars to be tested in Baguio City, could be a game-changer for urban public transport while presenting an ideal green transport model,” said Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista.

According to the DOTr, the study aims to see if this mode of transportation could work in highly urbanized areas, like Metro Manila. If things panned out, cable cars could help ease traffic congestion, improve accessibility and mobility, and promote sustainable travel.