Weekly Roundup

18
Sep

2020

Weekly Roundup: Focusing on Health and Safety

The Table Mountain cable car in Cape Town, South Africa reopened this week with strict health and safety protocols in place.
  • Colorado’s ski resorts are preparing for a winter season during coronavirus. Ski towns were hotspots for Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreak earlier in 2020, motivating resorts to create plans for customer and employee health. Local health departments and ski resort owners are working together to create a uniform approach, but with each resort taking different measures for controlling visitor numbers.



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11
Sep

2020

Weekly Roundup: Canadian Cable Car History

Canada’s Jasper SkyTram history is showcased this week.


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03
Sep

2020

Weekly Roundup: Requests for Public Input

Los Angeles is contemplating routes to take tourists to the Hollywood sign via Gondola.
  • TransLink is seeking public feedback for three route options for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola in Canada. All three routes have similar ridership potential because the travel times are substantially more competitive to the existing bus service. The routes are all slightly different, but all connect the rail system to the SFU campus. The gondola is designed to be a 3S and will have the capacity to move at least 3,000 people per hour per direction (pphpd). The Gondola Project has been following the project for a while now. Read more of our coverage here.  SCJ Alliance joined the project team earlier this year.


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28
Aug

2020

Weekly Roundup: Relieving Traffic Tension

This bridge over the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India can take travelers an hour or more. A cable-car has now opened to relieve travelers of that burden.
  • India’s longest river ropeway system has opened. The 1.8 km aerial tramway takes approximately 8 minutes to cross the Brahmaputra River. Other travel options are by ferry, which takes half an hour or more, or via a roadway bridge which takes more than an hour during traffic. The transit improvement over the river is expected to boost tourism in North Guwahati.
  • Wings of Tatev in Armenia has free rides for children. Wings of Tatev is the world’s longest reversible aerial tramway and is offering a special deal for school children and kids from orphanages until September 15. Children can get free access and build extraordinary memories of stunning landscapes and panoramic views, as well as the 9th century Tatev Monastery Complex, one Armenia’s most famous religious, cultural and enlightenment centers.  


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21
Aug

2020

Weekly Roundup: A Greener, Quieter, Gondola

The signpost points towards Thredbo, Australia, whose resort gondola was highlighted this week for being environmentally friendly.
Photo Credit: taki Lau via Flickr; License
  • The Sugarloaf Cable Car in Brazil has reopened. In order to reopen, the Sugarloaf Mountain has reduced capacity and requires visitors to wear face masks while following social distancing regulations. As more tourist attractions begin to reopen, Brazil has begun to place new safety measures for these popular sites.


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14
Aug

2020

Weekly Roundup: Reflection

Vancouver, British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Gondola reopened in May, but like many systems, it’s had a rough year thus far.
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07
Aug

2020

Weekly Roundup: Red Light, Green Light

The Malaysian state of Penang’s Botanic Gardens has a funicular to take tourists up Penang Hill, but it is overwhelmed with its growing number of visitors.
  • Enniscorthy, Ireland plans a cable car to boost tourism. The cable car would travel between the Turret Rocks area of Templeshannon and Enniscorthy Castle. The master plan is broken into three phases, with the proposed cable car slated for Phase 3. The project is estimated to cost about €13.1 million.


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