March 18, 2015

The Daily Durning: Commutes from around the world

From Urbanful: Unconventional commutes from around the world

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CableCar

 

Cable Car, Bolivia

If you’re afraid of heights, then be glad you don’t live in Bolivia. The Bolivian city of La Paz is home to Mi Teleférico, the highest urban cable car system in the world, which suspends 13,000 feet above sea level to take commuters to its twin city of El Alto. The Mi Teleférico is also the world’s longest cable car system at roughly six miles long.

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Paddleboard

Paddleboard, Portland, Oregon

While bike commuting is already huge in Portland, there’s another fitness-heavy mode of transportation that may be catching steam. Some Portland residents, like Cyril Burguiere, choose to paddleboard to work instead. In a 2012 interview, Burguiere told Gorge Performance that he paddleboards 2.5 miles to and from work on the Willamette River every day, rain or shine.

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