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:
- Sweden’s 2nd largest city, Gothenburg (pop. 532,000), is moving forward with more detailed studies on a cable car that would traverse the Gota River. The news come after the successful completion of a pre-study.
- A massive 10km cable car system was proposed this week in Chiang Mai, Thailand by the Pinkanakorn Development Agency — a public entity created this year to enhance tourism and quality of life for area residents. The system is estimated to cost 2 billion Thai baht (USD $62 million) and will connect several destinations including a night safari, Royal Park Ratchaphruek and the Doi Suthep-Doi Pui National Park.
- A closer look at what happens behind the scenes for lift maintenance crews at the Steamboat Ski Resort in Colorado. Director Kurt Castor estimates that over the course of 28 years, their gondola lift has travelled over 1.4 million miles (2.25 million kilometers)!
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