06
Nov

2010

Weekly Roundup

Post by Steven Dale

A few highlights from the around the world of Urban Gondolas and Cable Propelled Transit:

Speaking of the London Cable Car, plans were submitted this week – with pictures! – and the UK corner of the internet lit up as expected:

  • Londonist reports that the cable car (gondola) will be integrated with London’s Oyster fare card.
  • The Docklands24 has a plethora of comments from London Mayor, Boris Johnson.
  • Nick Raynsford MP questions whether this system will address the “‘much wider problem’ of the ‘absolutely hopeless cross river links’ in the area.” No one seems to have mentioned to Mr. Raynsford that building a cable car (gondola) across the Thames would actually create a cross river link, thereby helping to address the problems he mentions.
  • bdonline.co.uk has a wealth of typically misinformed comments on the system. Among the best: Stephen Pennington writes “Seems totally unsuitable for moving large numbers of people as has been pointed out. Ferries, hovercraft, hydrofoils would all do a much better job at a fraction of the price.” Mr. Pennington would do well to research the matter further.
  • London Reconnections has compiled some important snippets of information from the actual planning application.
  • Architects Journal, unsurprisingly focuses on the architects behind the proposal, Wilkinson Eyre.
  • And a little eye candy:

The London Cable Car.

The London Cable Car Terminal



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Comments

  1. Why do the London stations look like they're in the middle of no where. Do they even go anywhere?