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 cable car proposal has been presented this week in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) by engineer Georges Feltz, former chief of bus operations. The system is envisioned to connect the Kirchberg plateau – a neighbourhood home to many European Union Institutions – and Luxembourg Railway Station. Estimated cable car cost is €40 million — a small sum compared to the pre-existing plans for a €230 million tram.
- A mayoral candidate in Salzburg (Austria), Eduard Mainoni, has reveal his plans for a 3km long cable car that links Salzburg Nord to the Red Cross parking lot. Apparently his idea is not new as a gondola was mooted as early as the mid-1990s.
- Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), a growing tourist destination, has received recommendations to build a cable car from the city to Gaya Island. Their hope is to transform the island into a sustainable, and green tourist attraction.
- And last but not least, Kirkland (USA) is now exploring whether a CPT (cable propelled transit) system can be implemented in the city’s overall transit network. One specific corridor under contemplation is a connection between the downtown area and the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
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