04
Dec

2020

Weekly Roundup: Evaluations Galore

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From the beach in Sidi Infi, Morocco, you can see the remnants of a historic cable car system used by Spanish Colonizers.
Photo credit: jbdodane via Flickr, license
  • Translink launched phase 2 of the Burnaby Mountain Gondola project. Phase 2 will include additional public engagement and evaluation of the three route options. From the beginning of public engagement, Translink has identified the community’s concerns, including safety and security, all-weather travel, transit connectivity, and more. Once phase 2 is complete, Translink will be submitting the final report to the Burnaby Mayor’s Council. See a related Weekly Roundup hereSCJ Alliance, the parent company of the Gondola Project, is part of this project.
  • Ruins of a 1960’s cable car show the long history of this technology. The unique sea cable car system was built in the southern end of Sidi Infi port in Africa by Spanish colonizers to transport people and goods over shallow waters, from ships to land . According to local media, the cable car was abandoned in the mid-1970’s when the Spanish colonizers left the city.


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20
Nov

2020

Weekly Roundup: Gondolas as Transportation, not Just Tourism

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Clearwater, Florida, where a two-mile gondola system is being proposed as an improvement to the city’s transit system.


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13
Nov

2020

Weekly Roundup: Community Support

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An aerial view of Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, BC. Translink is conducting public engagement to decide on alignments for a gondola system that would connect the University with SkyTrain service.
Photo credit: Simon Fraser University – Communications & Marketing, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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06
Nov

2020

Weekly Roundup: Safaris via Gondola

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The Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia is planning a “Treetop Sky Safari Gondola” to give visitors 360 views of the zoo and its residents, like these lions.
Photo credit: Chris Phutully from AustraliaCC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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30
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: Looking at Systems in a New Way

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Park City, Utah, is considering an aerial gondola network. Photo credit: PeteysHead, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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23
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: Queueing Up for a New Season

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Penang Hill, on Penang Island, Malaysia, is expected to be the site of a cable car despite government funds being withdrawn from the project.
Photo by Hzh, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Colorado has released COVID-19 guidelines for the state’s ski areas. The guidelines include items such as: maintaining social distancing of six feet, reduction of gondola and chair lift capacities, and new trip cancellation policies. Ski areas must submit their COVID-19 procedures to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for approval before opening for the season.


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16
Oct

2020

Weekly Roundup: Systems to Support Tourism

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The Grand Egyptian Museum, currently under construction, is exploring the idea of a cable car from it to the Giza Plateau. Photo by Ron Frazier, license


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