Post by Nick Chu
A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit:
- An urban gondola has been deliberated for Georgetown University. An alignment that may be explored would see a cable car connect Rosslyn Metro Station to the Car Barn — which ironically, used to be a depot to Washington’s short-lived cable car network! Other long-term transportation improvements in the area include a streetcar line and a new Metro station.
- The Cleveland Skylift proposal is seeking to incorporate itself into the design plans of the new Hilton Convention Centre Hotel. The first phase of the Skylift is estimated to cost $12 million.
- And now to a Polish university which recently saw the inauguration of its aerial tram. The 317m CPT line, named Polinka, travels over the Oder river on route to the University of Wrocław. The general public can ride the system for free until next year.
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