Austin” The Wire



Urban Gondolas and Cable Cars in Austin, Texas

A station with the Austin, Texas proposed Wire concept. Image via Co.Design.

The people at Frog Design recently offered up their idea for an urban cable car system in Austin, Texas called The Wire and discussed the concept with Co.Design.

The concept itself is engaging – with some nifty renderings to boot. A few notes:

  • The team wisely imagines the cable cars as multi-modal component among many different options within a greater transportation scheme.
  • The network is positively huge. It’s hard to tell exactly what components are cable and which are not, but it’s ambitious.
  • The author of the piece suggests that the system would use 3S gondola technologies, yet all the images in the piece clearly depict MDG technology.
  • Apparently now that the idea has been floated publicly Frog Design intends to meet with Austin authorities. We obviously wish them all the best!

Austin's The Wire by Frog Design. Image via Co.Design.

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