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16
Nov

2016

World Map Update: More Cable Propelled Transit and Urban Cable Cars

The urban cable car industry continues to grow and make headways around the world. In October 2016 alone, 8 new systems were proposed.

To properly reflect the status of Cable Propelled Transit systems, an update to the world urban gondola map has been made.



PROPOSALS ADDED


PROPOSALS UPDATED


NEW SYSTEMS

  • Mexicable – Ecatepec, Mexico (website)


NEW DOSSIERS


Our Facebook and Twitter page has up-to-the-minute updates, so be sure to check it out. If you have any ideas on how to make the map better or if we’ve missed something, please let us know in the comments below or send us an email at gondola@creativeurbanprojects.com.



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12
Jul

2016

WORLD MAP UPDATE: Proposals and Ropeways Added

Given the recent flurry of activity within the urban cable car sector, we took time to update the world map. For a larger version of map, click on the upper right hand corner of the map below or click here.



PROPOSALS ADDED

  • Albany, New York (July 2016)
  • Busan, South Korea (May 2016)
  • Chicago Skyline, Illinois (May 2016)
  • Don Valley Cable Car, Toronto, Ontario (March 2016)
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala (April 2016)
  • Kathmandu, Nepal (June 2016)
  • Konstantz, Germany (June 2016)
  • Linea Plateada (Silver Line) – Mi Teleférico (February 2016)
  • Seoul Sports Complex – Ttukseom Hangang Park (June 2016)
  • SFU Gondola, Burnaby, British Columbia (re-added due to news from June 2016)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (March 2016)


SYSTEMS ADDED

Our Facebook and Twitter page has up-to-the-minute updates, so be sure to check it out. If you have any ideas on how to make the map better, please let us know in the comments below or send us an email at gondola@creativeurbanprojects.com.



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14
Oct

2015

Update: Systems Added to Urban Gondola Map



You know what they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Or in our case, the world’s first and most comprehensive urban gondola map (full map via Google) but that’s harder to rhyme.

We’ve had a few requests the past week so we’ve gone ahead and made a few changes:

  1. Added two Algerian urban gondolas: Skikda Telepherique and Tlemcen Telepherique
  2. Added Argo Ropeway (Batumi, Georgia)
  3. New photos
  4. Website/URL links for proposed gondolas.

The map has been a huge hit and I’m sure there will be more requests so we’ll do our best to keep up. Leave a comment below, Facebook us, Tweet us or email: gondola (at) creativeurbanprojects.com.



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06
Oct

2015

Where to find existing and proposed URBAN GONDOLAS



To further enlighten those interested in urban cable cars systems, the Gondola Project has begun mapping them out (link 1 – Gondola Project; link 2 – Full Map via Google).

First, we’ve organized existing urban systems. You can navigate/locate these two ways:

  1. Visually locate the system and/or
  2. Zoom into system’s location and find the alignment

Once you find your cable car, click on the icon or the alignment to view the relevant stats and links.

And, second, the list of proposed urban gondolas: the icon is merely pinned to a generic location in the proposed city.

Tip: Looking at the whole world, you’ll see fewer systems because they cluster in areas. (Maps, being mere graphic representations of reality, are never perfect.) Zoom into the area you’re interested in to reveal seemingly hidden icons.

This map will be an ongoing project, updated accordingly.

Feel free to help. We’re still learning the intricacies of Google My Maps, so if you have any recommendations on how we can improve this, please leave us a comment below or on any of our social media channels (just Facebook/gondolaproject and Twitter @CUPgondola for now).

Happy navigating!



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03
Jun

2013

Introducing The Sponsor’s Corner

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Today we’re happy to announce our new Sponsor’s Corner initiative on The Gondola Project.

In tandem with our Essential Guide To Gondolas (thanks again, by the way, to everyone who has already purchased a copy), The Sponsor’s Corner is a strategy aimed at making this site sustainable for the foreseeable future — and believe us when we way it was a decision we wrestled with for a long time. Let me explain . . .

Over the last while, it’s come to our attention that people interested in the topic of urban cable cars and gondolas often have an equivalent interest in the people who supply this industry. But unlike people readily familiar with the ski lift industry, those suppliers are unknown and opaque. Advertising, obviously, can help solve that problem. We wanted, however, to avoid littering the site with a constant stream of pop-ups and banner ads because no one likes those things (including us).

We therefore designed a workaround — The Sponsor’s Corner.

Our primary goal with The Sponsor’s Corner is to ensure that this site’s mission of being an education and information resource remains intact. Were this site to become nothing more than a billboard for the cable transit industry, that mission would be defeated.

As such, we’ve chosen to concentrate information on manufacturers, suppliers and major developments in a single space on the website where it can be properly managed and controlled — hence, The Sponsor’s Corner.

Having said that, space and content within The Sponsor’s Corner is, as the name suggests, sponsored. Make no mistake, companies that choose to occupy space in The Sponsor’s Corner will be there because they’re paying to be there. It is space they’re renting to tell their stories free from our influence and commentary.

The rest of the site, meanwhile, will remain completely and 100% independent.

We will continue to be critical and analytical about the industry and the technology. We will not explicitly or implicitly endorse third parties in exchange for advertising, nor will we allow advertising to influence editorial content. We will maintain complete and absolute ownership over all editorial decisions and oversight.

That’s our promise to all of the regular readers who’ve helped grow this site into what it is.

So if you’re engaged in the cable transit industry and wish to learn how to participate in the Sponsor’s Corner, either read this page here or send us an email at info (at) creativeurbanprojects (dot) com and we’ll be sure to be in touch.

 



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15
May

2013

Introducing: Ask Tino

For the most part, The Gondola Project has been rather successful at getting people to notice and understand cable transit solutions. What we’ve not been to great at, however, is being able to explain some of the more nuanced technical and engineering related questions posed to us by our readers.

Don’t get me wrong—Nick Chu and I are reasonably intelligent people (well, at least Nick is), but we’re not engineers and nor would you want us to be (unless there’s Lego involved; we’re both really great with Lego). That’s why we recently partnered with lifelong ropeway technician and all-around nice guy, Tino Imhäuser.

Starting next month, Tino’s going to be available to answer all our readers’ technical and engineering-related questions in a new weekly segment called “Ask Tino.” Tino’s got over 30 years experience in the ropeway industry from a technical/engineering perspective and has opened/designed/sold dozens of systems around the world.

Got a technical question about ropeways you want answered? Send your questions to gondola (at) creativeurbanprojects (dot) com with “Ask Tino” in the subject heading and we’ll try to answer all your questions.

 

 



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08
Apr

2013

The Gondola Project: Updates

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind at The Gondola Project and I thought it would be appropriate to update our regular readers on what’s been going on:

  • A recent link to The Gondola Project on Reddit caused a sustained traffic spike on the site. Post-spike, our traffic is now double what it was pre-spike.
  • Later this month we’ll be launching The Gondola Project’s Guide to Urban Gondolas and Cable Cars. This guide will be result of months of work and research, compiled from work we’ve completed across the world. It should be the most comprehensive report on urban gondolas we’ve ever seen and will be offered for sale and direct download through this site. Watch this space for more details to come.
  • Also later this month we’ll be announcing a new addition to The Gondola Project family – and all you engineers out there will be more than happy about it.
  • Lastly, I’ll be attending Interalpin for the first time this year. If you’re a regular reader of the site, are attending Interalpin as well and would like to meet up; send us an email and we’ll be sure to schedule something.


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