Call me a cable car

Jon Hicken has a good point when he says there are no viable alternatives to the car/bus as personal transport (Letters, 10 March).

As an avid skier I think it would be a good idea to link city centres to industrial/housing estates, outlying districts and park-and-ride areas by a ski gondola/cable car system.

This would not only speed traffic by getting buses (and taxis) off the roads, but also make for cleaner air by removing the high pollution their stop/start style of motoring causes.

Another advantage would be a reduction in noise pollution and stress caused by the daily commute.

I realise this system would be expensive to instigate, but we only have one planet on which to live, and surely it would be worth the effort?

Malcolm Phillips

Malvern, Worcs