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22
Oct

2021

Weekly Roundup: A Buffalo-Themed Cable Car

Jamestown, North Dakota is planning to make “The World’s Largest Buffalo” statue no longer their biggest tourism draw. Design and planning is complete for a new buffalo theme park, including gondola.
  • In the article 7 Major Transformations to Solve Urban Inequality, Medellín, Colombia’s Metrocable K line is highlighted. It’s sighted as an example of how investing in safe, non-polluting, and affordable multimodal public transportation services, including cable cars, can tame congestion and connect poor, peripheral or hillside communities with jobs in the city center.
  • A cable car over the interstate is one solution being looked at in Albany, New York to reconnect the community with the Hudson River waterfront. Currently the major thoroughfare cuts the city off from the riverfront and isolates some of the poorest neighborhoods. The mile-long Capital District Gondola would be an estimated four-minute trip over the freeway system for commuters and tourists, according to a 2016 feasibility study.


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15
Oct

2021

Weekly Roundup: New Adventures

A view of Chuncheon City, South Korea in 2008 before their new gondola system was put in. Photo credit: thedakotakid from Shanghai, China, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In the first six hours after opening, the Lake Cable Car had 1,500 visitors. The cable car is located in Chuncheon City in South Korea, 85 kilometers east of Seoul. The system is 3.6 kilometers long with a total of 66 cabins in operation, 20 of which have transparent floors.

The Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia is looking for public feedback on its proposed Sky Safari gondola. The total cost for the expansion is $83 million. The tree-top gondola will travel 1.6 kilometers and take 40 minutes round trip.

The Table Mountain Cableway in South Africa is celebrating its 92nd birthday. To celebrate, ticket prices were cut in half for South Africans for the month of October. The system opened on October 4, 1929 and was made of wooden cabins with tin roofs. Over the last 92 years, the system has seen 29 million passengers and now has three times the capacity and revolving cabins.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park in Australia opened the Merritts Gondola. The gondola provides guests access to existing and new trails and for the first time opens the area to mountain bikers and hikers.



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08
Oct

2021

Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Transit for Climate Change

The Transmicable system in Bogotá, Colombia is a focus of a recent NY Times article.
Photo credit: Barto920203, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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01
Oct

2021

Weekly Roundup: Awards Abound

The Ulriken643 in Norway has a replacement cable car system. It’s due to open next week. Photo Credit: Litago123, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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24
Sep

2021

Weekly Roundup: Previously Reported Systems are Up and Running

The Brahmaputra Ropeway in India has been up and running for a full year now. This photo was taken in January of 2021.
Photo credit: Hitesh Talukdar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain is planning on a new gondola. The resort is making major renovations, including investing $35 million for a gondola, in preparation for the resort’s 100th anniversary. The gondola will run east of the existing tram line with a capacity of 1,000 guests per hour and total trip time of 5.5 minutes.


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17
Sep

2021

Weekly Roundup: What’s Old is New

The Chiatura ropeway in Georgia as seen in 2015. Built in the 1950s, it was renovated and reopened this week.
Photo credit: Kabelleger, David Gubler, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Renovations of a Soviet-era ropeway in Georgia have been completed. The system is in the manganese mining town of Chiatura. The original system started operating in the 50s and closed in 2016 due to safety concerns. In the first two weeks of reopening the system, there have been 20,000 visitors. The renovations cost 55 million GEL ($17.7 million USD).


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03
Sep

2021

Weekly Roundup: Gondolas Encourage Participation

The Palm Springs, California, aerial tramway will close for about a month after Labor day weekend for routine maintenance.
Photo credit: Glenda and Ken via Flickr, license


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