02
Dec

2014

Design Solves Everything: Reversible Train Seats

Post by Nick Chu

Recently an incredibly intelligent individual casually said a few words to me during a meeting: “Design solves everything”. 

Strangely enough, I never thought about design in such an overtly simple manner.

And by pure coincidence, a few days later I found an awesome example of this phrase in action that I just had to share — the reversible train seat on Sydney Trains.



Now I’ve seen a few “traditional” reversible train seats but those are much more cumbersome to use. However with this design, travellers will no longer suffer from “backwards riding” motion sickness.

Why this seating arrangement has not been built into all trains by now is honestly a complete mystery to me. Or could it be that this is just another fine example of the old saying, “we don’t know what we don’t know“.

 



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28
Nov

2014

Weekly Roundup: La Paz’s Green Line (Bolivia) set to open; an urban gondola proposal for Munich

Post by Nick Chu

Green Line (Linea Verde). Image from Cambio.bo.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:

  • A full report has been released addressing the February 2014 incident at the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, BC, where an empty car fell during high winds. New operational procedures were implemented immediately to ensure maximum safety. The system has been running trouble free since opening in May of this year.


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27
Nov

2014

Cable Car Photo of the Week: Fjellheisen (Tromsø, Norway)

Post by Nick Chu

Fjellheisen (Tromsø, Norway). Image by Flickr user fhwrdh.

Photographer: 

Photo by Flickr user fhwrdh.

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Every Thursday, the Gondola Project team will select stunning captures of CPT lines. We hope this will continue to bring more attention to the technology and provide visually impactful examples of cable car systems worldwide. If you’d like to submit or nominate a picture for our “Photo of the Week”, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or send us an email at gondola@creativeurbanprojects.com.



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21
Nov

2014

Weekly Roundup: BART to OAK airport connection opens; Poma wins Oruro (Bolivia) cable-car tender

Post by Nick Chu

BART to OAK opens this Saturday! Image from Bart.gov.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:

  • The Algerian government is embarking on a joint venture involving its transit divisions, EMA (Entreprise du métro d’Alger) and ETUSA (Entreprise de transport urbain et suburbain d’Alger), and French company Poma. The enterprise aims to have local workers acquire manufacturing and maintenance skills from Poma’s experts. According to the article, in 2009, the government promised up to €500 million over five years to renovate and construct urban cable car systems.


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20
Nov

2014

Cable Car Photo of the Week: Aichi – Morizo Gondola

Post by Nick Chu

Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan. Image by Flickr user Dom Pates.

Photographer: 

Photo by Flickr user Dom Pates.

About:

Every Thursday, the Gondola Project team will select stunning captures of CPT lines. We hope this will continue to bring more attention to the technology and provide visually impactful examples of cable car systems worldwide. If you’d like to submit or nominate a picture for our “Photo of the Week”, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or send us an email at gondola@creativeurbanprojects.com.



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14
Nov

2014

Weekly Roundup: Chile Announces Three Urban Cable Cars for Valparaiso, Antofagasta and Iquique

Post by Nick Chu

 

Antofagasta Teleferico Proposal. Image from Gob.cl.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:



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07
Nov

2014

Weekly Roundup: Brest Téléphérique (Cable Car) to Start Construction in February 2015

Post by Nick Chu

Brest Téléphérique. Image from www.capucinsbrest.com.

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:



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