Posts Tagged: Weekly Roundup

15
Feb

2013

Weekly Roundup: New Cable Car for Istanbul, Turkey?

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

View of Bosphorus in the back. A cable car across the strait would effectively provide another transport link between Asia and Europe! Image by Flickr user enric archivell.



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01
Jun

2012

Weekly Roundup

A quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • New cable car project has been announced in Sarawak, Malaysia which will see it connect Pantai Damai and Kampung Pasir Panjang.
  • Since opening in 2003, the Rain Forest Aerial Tram in Dominica has announced that it will now close. Slow tourism numbers has affected operations and the system is reported to be in severe debt.
  • The Telluride gondola suffered a minor malfunction this week and 9 passengers and a dog has to be rescued. This is the first time the system required an evacuation since its opening in 1996.
  • Palm Springs Aerial Tram was temporarily closed when a truck crashed into a telephone pole, indirectly knocking out power to the Aerial Tram. The system is due to reopen on Tuesday.


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04
May

2012

Weekly Roundup

Partly due to the £36m Emirates sponsorship deal on the Emirates Air Line, advertising revenue for the Tube continues to rise each year. Image from The Economist.

A quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit:



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24
Feb

2012

Weekly Roundup – Capitol Hill Urban Gondola Proposal

Route visualization of a 1.4 mile (2.2km) urban gondola proposal in Seattle, USA. Image by Via Architecture.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit.

  • An extremely interesting and well-thought out urban gondola proposal has emerged from Seattle, Washington on citytank.org. It looks to connect several popular destinations to the city’s waterfront.
  • Montreal Gazette reports that the city is looking to replicate Vancouver’s transit management strategy (i.e. Translink). However, the article points out that Translink may not be the panacea it’s thought to be. A Vancouver-area mayor remarked that he was not fond of the agency’s decision to study the Burnaby Mountain gondola connection.
  • Times of India reveals their brief list of the best places to enjoy an aerial cable car ride.
  • Swiss town of Tenna showcases their solar powered ski lift (surface lift). On sunny days, the solar panels produced 2x the amount of electricity required to operate the ride!


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20
Jan

2012

Weekly Roundup

Stunning architecture displayed in new CPT proposal in Plose, Italy. Notice the integration of multiple transit modes into one station. Image by Alto Adige.

A few highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • New 3S gondola project (in Italian) is being proposed in Plose, Italy. It’s expected to connect the city center and a railway station to serve both tourists and skiers. Seems that little information is available in English, any additional details would be great. Thanks goes to Giorgio for the link! 
  • Did you know that Switzerland’s oldest operating gondola (in French) ride dates back to 1906? It’s in Heimwehfluh Interlaken and is still operating without any reconstruction!
  • News reports state that the Emirates Air Line (aka Thames Gateway Cable Car) in London is scheduled to open on May 1, just in time for the Olympics.
  • Stephen Rees provides an insightful analysis and commentary on the recent Burnaby Gondola business case


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06
Aug

2011

Weekly Roundup: Rio Cable Car, Northern Mariana Island Gondola and Dunedin Cable Car

Dunedin's Cable Car may soon be running on city streets once again if a recent proposal is successful. Image by Te Ara, New Zealand.

A few highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Regular Gondolas, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • A cable car proposal (bottom supported) in Dunedin, New Zealandthe second city in the world to utilize cable car technology – is now seeking community support. The last time a cable car ran through Dunedin’s streets was in 1957.


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30
Jul

2011

Weekly Roundup: Swiss Gondola Database and Gondola Opposition

This is the Heiligkreuz - Kumme, Binn, Pendelbahn from Switzerland. Am I the only one seeing things? Is that a house?!? Image by seilbahninventar.ch

A few highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Regular Gondolas, and Cable Propelled Transit:

  • We’re really getting spoiled here at the Gondola Project. Another gondola database is released. This time by the Swiss Government and it documents every single cable system in the country. Super awesome!
  • Perhaps another CPT system will soon be in operation. Plans to build a cable car and a monorail? in Aizawl (city in Eastern India) are announced! Let’s hope this isn’t something lost in translation.
  • A Forest Grove resident voices his displeasure with the Burnaby Gondola proposal

 



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