Toronto Metrocable

13
Oct

2011

The 5 Most Common (and Cynical) Arguments People Use Against Urban Gondola Transit

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One thing I love about cable is the questions and discussions it creates.

Generally speaking, people are curious creatures and when confronted with the strange, bizarre and not-so-everyday, they want to know more. They ask questions, ponder and – for better or for worse – they come to their own conclusions.

Those people are amazing because, as I’ve discussed before, they’re skeptics not cynics. And skeptics are amazing. The cynics, not so much.

But what does one do about the cynics? Not much, I guess. These are people who’ve already passed judgement on something the moment they hear about it despite knowing virtually nothing about what they’re passing judgement on. Just look at the comments here about the potential for an Urban Gondola in Toronto and you’ll see what I mean.

They’re cynics not skeptics.

But for the sake of curiosity, I thought it might be fun to bring together in one place the 5 most cynical arguments I hear most commonly about urban gondola transit . . . and suggest a few ways of dealing with them. Enjoy!

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05
Jul

2011

TTC makes ‘dumbest decision ever’

The Globe and Mail has an excellent, informative and highly entertaining piece today about what former manager David Gunn thinks about the myriad of mistakes and foolish decisions the Toronto Transit Commission is currently making.

As a native Torontonian and constant user of the system, a lot of what he has to say makes perfect sense to me but may come as a surprise to regular Toronto transit users. It’s well worth the read.

Most interesting, I think, is when Mr. Gunn says “North-south capacity on Yonge is the TTC’s big problem. So, what are they doing? They’re planning extensions to feed the Yonge line.”

Couldn’t agree more.

But just for the sake of being provocative: Wouldn’t our Mini Downtown Relief Line solve part of that problem?

Just saying is all.

Thanks to Aslam for sending along the link!



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31
May

2010

A Toronto Gondola System

A while back I wrote a post soliciting people to contribute their own Cable Propelled Transit conceptual ideas. Aside from some uptake from the good people over at neoHouston, there was little interest. No wonder: I never offered my own conceptual. Kinda’ hypocritical, huh?

So, without further ado . . . Here’s how I’d use cable in my fine hometown of Toronto, Canada. To readers not from Toronto, please just play along:

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