24
Feb

2012

Weekly Roundup – Capitol Hill Urban Gondola Proposal

Post by Nick Chu

Route visualization of a 1.4 mile (2.2km) urban gondola proposal in Seattle, USA. Image by Via Architecture.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit.

  • An extremely interesting and well-thought out urban gondola proposal has emerged from Seattle, Washington on citytank.org. It looks to connect several popular destinations to the city’s waterfront.
  • Montreal Gazette reports that the city is looking to replicate Vancouver’s transit management strategy (i.e. Translink). However, the article points out that Translink may not be the panacea it’s thought to be. A Vancouver-area mayor remarked that he was not fond of the agency’s decision to study the Burnaby Mountain gondola connection.
  • Times of India reveals their brief list of the best places to enjoy an aerial cable car ride.
  • Swiss town of Tenna showcases their solar powered ski lift (surface lift). On sunny days, the solar panels produced 2x the amount of electricity required to operate the ride!
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