23
Sep

2011

Using Urban Gondolas As Transporter Of Goods?

Post by Steven Dale

An intermodal urban gondola transfer point for the movement of goods.

Gondola Project commenter, Giorgio Betteto sent along these renderings of his concept for an intermodal urban gondola that can act as a transporter of goods.

It’s a logical concept: Gondolas are already equipped with cargo delivery systems (think about the gondolas used to move your luggage up to a ski resort) and the technology could certainly be used during off-peak times to move cargo through a city.

It makes sense. Take a look:

Image by Giorgio Betteto. Used with permission.

Image by Giorgio Betteto. Used with permission.

Image by Giorgio Betteto. Used with permission.



Want more? Purchase Cable Car Confidential: The Essential Guide to Cable Cars, Urban Gondolas & Cable Propelled Transit and start learning about the world's fastest growing transportation technologies.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Want more? Purchase Cable Car Confidential: The Essential Guide to Cable Cars, Urban Gondolas & Cable Propelled Transit and start learning about the world's fastest growing transportation technologies.

Comments

  1. I think you'd need a very special situation for this to work well. Most gondola routes are an alternative to existing roads. Why would a shipping company want to spend the time to unload at one point, then have seperate trucks and crew load at a different point? It would be easier and cheaper just to drive the gondola route, and skip two material handling steps. Where I could see this working is where the line is custom-built for moving goods, with passengers being the secondary use. Say, at a shipping port that has limited waterfront land. This could move your containers (probably standard 20' or 40' shipping containers) off to less valuable land to be loaded on trucks or trains. If there's a good reason to move people between these points as well, then you add passenger cars.