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19
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: Tourism Triumphs

A flyover of The Great Inca Trail- the ancient Inca highway network in Peru. A ropeway was installed to bring tourism to other historical locations on the trail besides Machu Picchu.


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12
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: South East Asia Dreams of Cable Cars

The location of the province of East Java in Indonesia is circled in red. Their governor is advocating for a cable car system. Map data copyright 2019, Google and GBRMPA



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05
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: New Systems Advance in Asia

  • Penang Hill Corporation of Malaysia announces its intention to study an approximately 7-km long, tourist-oriented cable car system on the island of Penang.
  • An Israeli NGO that works to “defend cultural heritage rights and to protect ancient sites” has petitioned for a delay of the National Infrastructure Committee’s recent approval of a cable car to Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza. The gist of the petition is that the current government is an interim one and that a decision as significant as this should be made by a properly elected government, not an interim one.
  • The hilltop tourist district of Patnitop in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India prepares for the commencement of commercial operations of that country’s newest cable car. Business Standard reports that the 2.8-km system has been in the works for over 15 years and was built by a “French company on a Public-Private Partnership model at a cost of (approx. $22mm USD).” Presumably, the system was provided by Poma.



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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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