Post by Nick Chu
- By 2014, Ankara will soon be home to another urban gondola. This 3.2km system will have 106 cabins with a capacity of 2,400 pphpd. Once opened, it will serve the Şentepe neighbourhood and will be located near Yenimahalle metro station. Based on renderings, the stations may be one of the most architecturally stunning urban CPT lines yet.
- Swiss article discusses why the country has yet to fully embrace urban gondolas as a viable form of mass transit. This is particularly surprising as it is considered a country with the highest per capita usage of cable cars.
- Reports suggest that the La Paz Cable Car system will be ready for passenger usage starting in the first quarter of 2014. It is not entirely clear at this time which of the 3 lines will be operational first. However, it seems that locations for some towers have yet to be finalized and officials are still looking to find the appropriate solutions to minimize impact on traffic and land use.
- Here’s a new idea for urban cable cars: the Emirates Air Lines is starting to introduce school lessons for children on board the system. Kids can learn a variety of subjects including regeneration, sustainability and the Olympic legacy.
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