08
Nov

2019

Weekly Roundup: A Great Week to Be a Tourist

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The Grafton Sky Tour opened last week in the U.S. state of Illinois.
  • This article explores the positive impact that cable cars have had on the Colombian city of Medellín. Previously considered one of the world’s most dangerous places, the story says today it is considered one of the world’s most innovative, in large part to its transportation system. The first cable car line opened in 2004, connecting people in hard-to-reach areas with opportunities. One tour guide describes the cable car system as “an innovative solution to the problems of geographic and economic exclusion.”


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01
Nov

2019

Weekly Roundup: Overcoming System Setbacks

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The main haul rope has successfully been installed and a major milestone is complete.After arriving from Switzerland…

Posted by Sea To Sky Gondola on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Sea to Sky Gondola in British Columbia is ahead of it’s repair schedule after a wire was deliberately cut, crippling the system in September.
  • The Sea to Sky Gondola was in the news this week for receiving their replacement cable early, as well as for ramping up security. Located in British Columbia, in August the Sea to Sky Gondola haul rope wires were deliberately cut while under tension. This caused the ropes to separate and send about 30 gondola cabins to the ground. An investigation said there were no defects with either the haul rope or its design.
  • Despite a breakdown in September after its initial opening, the Disney Skyliner has already served its one-millionth guest. The new Walt Disney World gondola transportation system has nearly 300 cabins and connects multiple theme parks and hotels. Florida’s Walt Disney World is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with an average of over 52 million visitors a year.


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25
Oct

2019

Weekly Roundup: Cable Cars in the Balkans

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Jahorina Mountain, a popular ski destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the planned location for a cable car system to transport people between it and Sarajevo’s airport.
Photo Credit: EXIT Photo Team [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]



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18
Oct

2019

Weekly Roundup: Reviews Abound

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The Hudson River, separating Albany and Rensselaer, New York, is the proposed site of a cable transit system now entering the environmental review process.
Photo Credit: CC-BY-SA-3.0/Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia
  • After being closed for more than a week after stalling, the Disney Skyliner gondola is back in operation. It’s reported by officials that following a review with the manufacturer, training and operations adjustments were made, as well as improvements to how Disney workers communicate with gondola riders.


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11
Oct

2019

Weekly Roundup: Table Mountain Cableway Celebrates 90 Years

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The Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town, South Africa taken the year the first system began operation in 1929. This year marks 90 years of cable car operation!
  • South Africa’s Table Mountain Cableway celebrated 90 years last week. In the article “LOOK: Table Mountain’s Cableway glorius 90-year ride,” the author recounts the vision and efforts needed to make the cable cars opening in 1929 a reality. Located in Cape Town, the cable car sees about 29 million visitors a year.


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04
Oct

2019

Weekly Roundup: Urban Ropeways Feasibility Discussed in Manila

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Ngong Ping cable car
The Urban Gondola in Hong Kong is an example the Philippines looks towards as they explore the possibility their own urban aerial transit system in Manila.
Photo credit: Alexander Savin, flickr
  • As we highlighted earlier this week, in this CNN video Gondola Project’s Steven Dale speaks about the Philippines developing their first-ever cable car system for Metro Manila.  And in this related article, Cable cars may be feasible for parts of Metro Manila, an official of the Asian Development Bank comments on the feasibility of cable cars for Manila’s public transport.
  • Right on scheduled, on September 29, Disney World launched its new Disney Skyliner cable car system. It has nearly 300 Disney-themed cabins which hold up to 10 people each. The gondolas are part of the Disney World transit system which provides 100 million rides a year and includes buses, vans, parking lot trams, watercraft and monorails, and goes to theme parks, hotels, and other related locations.


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03
Oct

2019

Steven Dale on The Rice Report

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Gondola Project’s Steven Dale, Principal and Urban Planner, has been busy! He was recently a guest on The Rice Report to talk the benefits aerial transit could bring to a community. Watch the full episode below.

Aerial Transit: Masses fly through the air to get to work

Posted by The Rice Report on Tuesday, September 24, 2019


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