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Venice Beach Might Get a Zip Line

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If all goes according to city officials' plans, come this summer you'll be able to zip line your way over Venice Beach.

The proposed zip line would be strung between the northern edge of Windward Plaza and the southern edge -- basically, between Sidewalk Café and the basketball courts, according to Yo! Venice. It would be about 750 feet long.

A company called Greenheart/Flightlinez would erect the zip line, in conjunction with the city of L.A. According to Venice Patch, plans for the line are heating up now that a proposed Ferris wheel has gone on the back burner, because the city is in dire financial straights and needs revenue.

"We're in the worse budget situation," said Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. "We are in a tough spot and I want to be able to clean those garbage cans two or three times a day and those bathrooms and that costs money."

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The zip line would cost about $20 per person. It would also be temporary -- the current proposal has it stationed in Venice for three months, after which it would be re-evaluated by the city and Greenheart/Flightlinez.

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