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:
- A group of students from the University of Fachhochschule Kiel has proposed an urban cable car in the German city of Kiel. Depending on the alignment, the system will travel 1.8-3.0km across the Kieler Förde. The projected ridership of cable lift is 500,000 per year and is expected to cost ~€18-20 million.
- The Hamburg Cable Car proposal has received 4,000 signatures from citizens in support of the concept. If built, the system will be 1.5km in length and will cost ~€40-50 million.
- If you’re feeling hungry and a little charitable, then you may want to join in on the Peak2Peak’s Skyhigh dinner plans. Attendees will be treated to an unforgettable 6 course meal while taking in views picturesque views of Whister. Tickets start at $7500 per cabin for 10 persons.
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