• Cruise Ship Berthing Cable Car (Cayman Islands)
The SkyBridge, a cable car linking cruise ship berths to the shore has been publicized in the Cayman Islands by James Whittaker, CEO and Founder of GreenTech Group. This is one of the most innovative ideas we’ve seen proposed as the cable cars enable the creation of a port without the damaging coral reefs in the harbour.
• Gondola Proponents Hoping 3rd Time’s the Charm (Mount Seorakan, Korea)
A 3rd application to construct a 3.5km cable car connecting Geutchong Peak in Mount Seoraksan, one of Korea’s most popular attractions, has been submitted to the Ministry of Environment by Yangyang County Office. Environmentalists and locals are facing off once again with both sides arguing the pros and cons of the system. If approved, the $39 million cable car is expected to open for service in February 2018.
• Local Promotes Aspen-Snowmass Village Gondola (Aspen, Colorado)
A cable car concept connecting Aspen to Snowmass Village is being mooted right now by local officials. Local citizen, Toni Kronberg, is promoting the idea though similar proposals have been discussed since the 1970s. Toni hopes to continue advocating for the cable car at the Aspen Farmer’s Market.
• Update on Lagos Cable Car Project (Nigeria)
Project proponents hope to launch the Lagos Cable Car project by 2018. Previous reports from August 2014 indicate that the proposed system will be 12km long and cost an estimated $500 million. No word whether plans have since changed.