23
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: Queueing Up for a New Season

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Penang Hill, on Penang Island, Malaysia, is expected to be the site of a cable car despite government funds being withdrawn from the project.
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  • Colorado has released COVID-19 guidelines for the state’s ski areas. The guidelines include items such as: maintaining social distancing of six feet, reduction of gondola and chair lift capacities, and new trip cancellation policies. Ski areas must submit their COVID-19 procedures to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for approval before opening for the season.


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16
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: Systems to Support Tourism

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The Grand Egyptian Museum, currently under construction, is exploring the idea of a cable car from it to the Giza Plateau. Photo by Ron Frazier, license


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09
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: Evaluating All Options

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Canadian ski resorts are finalizing plans to open this winter based on COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by provincial health authorities.
  • A proposed gondola connecting to the Hollywood Sign is receiving push back from locals. The system was suggested to relieve congestion in residential areas near the sign, but many people view the gondola as more of a tourist attraction than a traffic mitigation. A tram to the sign has been proposed a number of times dating back to the 1940’s. Each proposal failed due to lack of funding or community support. People currently open to the idea are more supportive of the Warner Bros. route. Out of the four proposed routes, the Warner Bros. option is the only one that would be privately funded and operated.


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02
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: A Bus, but also a Cable Car?

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The start-up company Upbus in Germany is shopping a bus/cable car hybrid concept as the latest transportation solution.


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25
Sep

2020

Weekly Roundup: Linking Locations

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One of the renderings of the proposed gondola to Dodgers stadium from LA ART’s website.
  • Renderings of the proposed gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium have been released. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit (LA ART) are working together on the proposed gondola that will be able to transport 5,500 people per hour per direction with a total travel time of about 7 minutes. LA ART is expecting the environmental review and approvals to be completed by 2022, allowing construction to begin as early as 2025 and be operational for the 2028 Summer Olympics. SCJ Alliance is part of this project.
  • Route 1 for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola in Canada appears to be the preferred alignment option. Simon Fraser Student Society published a report that stated 84% of Simon Fraser University (SFU) students preferred Route 1. Route 1 is a 2.7 km alignment with a direct connection from Production Way to the SFU campus. TransLink will be submitting their final report with the official route option to the Burnaby Council and the Mayor’s Council on Regional Transportation later this year. See the previous Weekly Roundup hereSCJ Alliance is part of this project.


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18
Sep

2020

Weekly Roundup: Focusing on Health and Safety

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The Table Mountain cable car in Cape Town, South Africa reopened this week with strict health and safety protocols in place.
  • Colorado’s ski resorts are preparing for a winter season during coronavirus. Ski towns were hotspots for Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreak earlier in 2020, motivating resorts to create plans for customer and employee health. Local health departments and ski resort owners are working together to create a uniform approach, but with each resort taking different measures for controlling visitor numbers.



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11
Sep

2020

Weekly Roundup: Canadian Cable Car History

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Canada’s Jasper SkyTram history is showcased this week.


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