In Hong Kong, Greenheart, a Canadian forestry company with adventure park installations in the U.S. and Canada, hopes to build a 400-foot zip line at The Peak shopping center. Plans call for building 30-foot take-off and landing towers on either end of the entrance to The Peak Galleria shopping mall. Greenheart plans to operate the zip line from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the mall, with capacity to accommodate 120 riders per hour.
At 15 mph, the ride will take about 20 seconds. Cathy Chu Man-ling, commissioner of tourism, told local media that it would be a “must-go attraction that would enrich the overall tourism appeal of Hong Kong.” She said tourist numbers have dropped recently, and the government also believes it will help to create jobs. But some local official question whether the line provides enough of an adventure to achieve its lofty goals.