Weekly Roundup

28
Jun

2019

Weekly Roundup: Controversial Proposals and a Mexican Design Competition

Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro is a proposed site for a ropeway transportation system.
  • Leitner Ropeways and Doppelmayr are part of two different teams vying to design and build Mexico City’s new cable car system. The long-term vision for the Cablebúscable car system includes four lines to transport 117 million people a year. The current proposals are for the first line, which will cost about $150m and take about a year-and-a-half to build. The Gondola Project wrote about this system in February of this year- check out that post here.
  • The controversial Mount Kilimanjaro Cable Car in Tanzania continues to be in the news.  Get insights from Gondolas Project’s Steven Dale about putting a ropeway transportation system on Africa’s tallest mountain here.


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21
Jun

2019

Weekly Roundup: Solar-powered Success in Bogotá

The solar-powered gondola in operation in Bogota, Colombia.
Photo courtesy of Doppelmayr


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14
Jun

2019

Weekly Roundup: A Tasmanian Cable Car and an Oregonian Inclined Elevator

The proposed cable car development in Tasmania, Australia put together by the Mount Wellington Cable Car Company
  • A rare inclined elevator proposal has received favorable review from a group of Portland, Oregon area leaders. It would connect downtown Portland to a hilltop medical campus. Transit options in this United States city already include an aerial tram.


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07
Jun

2019

Weekly Roundup: A Croatian Cable Car Under Construction and Aerial Cocktails

Zagreb, Croatia, where they recently began construction on a cable car project.
Image courtesy of the City of Zagreb
  • The Thames Cable Cars are being converted from tourist transportation to stylish mini-restaurants! Two nights a week, a high-end five course meal is served, complete with cocktails. Each cabin holds four people who are served over four consecutive crossings of the Thames.
  • The Dubrovnik cable car has been closed since mid-April and is expected to remain closed until July. The Dubrovnik City walls are benefitting from this as visitors to that attraction have increased by 40 percent.


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31
May

2019

Weekly Roundup: Burnaby Approves Continued Gondola Research, Jerusalem Ignores Project Objections

Portland’s Aerial Tram, a transit system like the one Burnaby is studying. Photo Credit: Translink
  • A Jerusalem Cable Car Project is moving forward despite the objections of many, including archaeologists, architects, and Palestinians. Roughly 3.5 million tourists visit Jerusalem annually. 


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24
May

2019

Weekly Roundup: Aerial Transport with a Little Disney Magic

This new gondola is part of the Disney Skyliner aerial transportation system. Photo courtesy of Disney
  • The idea of putting cable cars on Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, is an attractive prospect to Tanzania which wants to boost tourist numbers. About 50,000 people climb the mountain annually and estimates are a gondola system would increase that number by 50%. The idea prompted Gondola Project’s Steven Dale’s to begin writing a 3 part analysis on it- the first of which can be found here.


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11
Dec

2015

RECENT ROUNDUP: THE LATEST URBAN CABLE CAR NEWS

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60% finished but going nowhere just now. (Photo courtesy The Universal)

Naulcapan City Ropeway Construction Halted

With funds running short, construction of the urban gondola in Naucalpan, Mexico is on pause. Already 60% complete, it was to be completed in 2016, the second-longest in the world, and serve 120,000 inhabitants. More.

While We’re in the Neighbourhood (Puebla Cable Cars Coming Late)

Another urban ropeway under construction in Mexico, this time in the city of Puebla, is making news in a less than hoped-for way. Already a year late, the cable cars won’t be delivered till December 20. More.

Baton Rouge Considering Urban Gondolas As Traffic Solution

Jealous of Portland and La Paz, Louisiana’s second-largest city seems to be catching the bug, talking about the ­ability of gondolas to swoop over traffic and bypass red lights without stopping. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has already done one round of research and some of its members are pushing for a second. More.

Taipei Gondola to Raise Fares

A victim of its own success, the Maokong ropeway in Taipei will see its fares rise soon. Despite immense public interest and constant ridership, the gondola has been losing money. The city expects to raise prices and lose customers but also make a profit. More.

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