The Gondola Project’s Cable Car Team


Steven Dale, Cable Car PlannerSteven Dale


Steven Dale is the Founding President of Creative Urban Projects Inc.  (CUP Projects) and the original creator of The Gondola Project website. He is a planner, researcher and designer who specializes in Cable Propelled Transit systems and wrote the first literature review on the subject in the English-speaking world.

Steven has managed and developed projects around the globe; is frequently profiled in major media outlets; has co-published several peer reviewed journal articles; and travels constantly in order to help educate people about the unique value that cable transit systems can offer urban environments. He is a Cable-Propelled Transit (CPT) specialist with several years experience researching and consulting on the matter.

Steven’s a skilled and well-trained public speaker and would be happy to talk with your organization, company or group about CPT. For details on having Steven speak at your event or university; or if you’re an NGO, private practice or government agency and are interested in Cable-Propelled Transit, drop him a line.

You can reach him at steven(at)creativeurbanprojects(dot)com.

Want to learn more about how Steven initially started working on this idea? Click here.


Tino Imhäuser, Cable Car TechnicianTino Imhäuser


Tino Imhäuser has worked in the ropeway industry as a technician, designer, project manager and salesman.

Starting as a draftsman and apprentice, Tino is a 35 year veteran of the ropeway industry with experience in nearly every facet of the ropeway business.

Tino has led research efforts with major cable transit manufacturers to develop and implement cable car technologies targeted to the urban market. Nowadays, Tino spends most of his time on the road designing and commissioning new ropeway systems in developing markets. His work spans Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa.


Nick Chu, Cable Car ResearcherNicholas Chu


Nicholas Chu is a researcher and analyst with CUP. Nick has worked extensively on urban planning projects and feasibility studies in Canada and abroad. Throughout his young academic and professional career, Nick has featured prominently in projects both with the private and public sectors.

He is one of the few planners in the world with an intimate understanding of cable transit technologies and is a regular contributor to CUP’s Gondola Project website. Nick is frequently invited to transportation planning conferences around the world to speak on the matter of cable transit systems in urban environments.

Nick is an honours graduate from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning Program, specializing in Land Development Planning.

You can reach him at nick(at)creativeurbanprojects(dot)com.


Nick Chu, Cable Car ResearcherSteven Bochenek


Steven Bochenek, the newest member of the squad, is an award-winning writer from Canada with decades of experience in advertising, interactive marketing and, over the past dozen years, travel and automotive journalism.

His professional highlights include: being named the 2014 Canadian Automotive Journalist of the Year, runner-up, by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada; leading the creative department as VP Creative Director of the ad agency Lowe RMP both years it was awarded Strategy Magazine’s Canadian Direct/Interactive Agency of the Year; and dozens of other marketing awards for team and solo efforts which you are welcome to ask him about (but have been warned). His love of writing is borne of a compulsion to constantly share/impose his opinions. Little wonder then that in recent years, Steven has also become a regular college instructor, teaching the craft of advertising copywriting and basic business writing.

His interest in Cable-Propelled Transit sprang from an unhealthy obsession with urban traffic. (Rants were a staple in his auto journalism, where he specialized in smaller and greener cars, designed for urban environments.) As the other Steven on this team says, “There is no traffic 25 feet in the air.” After reading that, Steven B was an immediate convert/zealot.

You can reach him at bochenek.steve(at)creativeurbanprojects(dot)com.