Sunday Tasmanian - - NEWS -

ANYONE thought of be­ing stuck be­hind said bus as it crawls up the moun­tain in first gear? When we first came to Ho­bart in the late sev­en­ties we went up the moun­tain and the car en­gine froze. Dad man­aged to get down the moun­tain in neu­tral all the way just us­ing the brakes! Michael Lynch

IT’S a good start­ing point. We should see it as an ex­per­i­ment and ad­just ac­cord­ingly. Clearly not enough ca­pac­ity for the long term, but that’s the great thing about a bus ser­vice. It can change and adapt over time to our needs, rather than putting a huge, permanent, un­change­able piece of in­fra­struc­ture in place that un­der­mines the rea­son peo­ple go there in the first place. Shaun Wil­son

WHY has it taken un­til now to do some­thing like this? What a joke. I’m all for pro­tect­ing the moun­tain, but just build the bloody ca­ble car al­ready and as sym­pa­thet­i­cally to the en­vi­ron­ment as pos­si­ble. Cam­ou­flage the ca­ble car with the moun­tain’s colours. Shane Bol­lard

IT’S great for al­low­ing peo­ple to get off at var­i­ous walk­ing tracks along the way and pick-ups from the other end of the walk­ing tracks so you don’t have to or­gan­ise cars at both ends. It’s a great idea for bush­walk­ers as well as peo­ple who just want to go to the sum­mit. Louise Rigozzi

AN out­stand­ing ini­tia­tive. Much more ver­sa­tile than a (so yes­ter­day) ca­ble car. Makes the moun­tain ac­ces­si­ble for all, and less sus­cep­ti­ble to the prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with strong winds. Jo Bain

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