#Aerial Trams

Dec 21, 2015

The Grandmother Test

I recently met someone who disapproves of this whole Urban Gondola concept – which is fine, you’re entitled to your own opinion. He said it’s hard enough to get his grandmother to ride the subway (because she finds it terrifying), let alone a gondola. According to The Grandmother Test (yeah, it should be called that)...

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Sep 08, 2015
Urban Planning & Design

Reviewing Good Advice: Low Profile Urban Gondolas

This piece was first published on The Gondola Project in 2010 but it is still highly relevant and useful. It’s about keeping your head low to the ground being unobtrusive; useful advice from a Canadian. There’s a story about Cable Propelled Transit, Aerial Ropeways and Urban Gondolas that only hurts the technology’s future. Unfortunately, the...

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Aug 20, 2012
This Week's Tweaks

This Week’s Tweak — Aerial Trams

In an effort to continually improve and expand the offerings on The Gondola Project, each week we’re rolling out a “tweak” to the site. If there’s a part of the website you’d like to see “tweaked” send us an email at gondola (at) creativeurbanprojects (dot) com.  Continuing with the tech update series, today we’re adding...

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Jul 10, 2010
Aerial Trams, Blogs & Other Sites, Funifor, Gondola, Research Issues, Roosevelt Island Tram

Aerial Trams vs. Gondolas

I recently spoke with a cable engineer who thought it completely absurd that people use Aerial Tram statistics to negate the feasibility of Urban Gondolas. When I told him such confusion was the norm rather than the exception, he became flustered. He simply couldn’t accept that people make that mistake. They’re two completely different performance packages!...

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Jun 16, 2010

Aerial Technologies, Lesson 7: 3S

Image by jonwick04. One of the rarest and most exciting (at least from an urban perspective) of all aerial cable systems is the 3S.

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Jun 14, 2010
Aerial Trams

Aerial Tram Greaser

From the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs series: How to maintain and grease an Aerial Tram. Very informative. (Note: Aerial Tram segment begins at 1:40.) Thanks for pointing this one out to me, Nick!

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Jun 07, 2010
Media & Blogs, Portland Aerial Tram, Uncategorized

Portland Tram Gets Mid-Air Maintenance

Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce has an utterly fascinating and informative article here about the replacement of the Portland Aerial Tram’s haul rope. The team that conducted the rope replacement did so in mid air on an aerial staircase known as a splicing bridge. They’ve even got a picture of it. It’s a great read....

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May 25, 2010
Table Mountain Cableway

Rotating Aerial Trams

The Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town, South Africa is an Aerial Tram with a twist (sorry): It slowly rotates 360° during its ascent and descent. It’s one of only 3 systems in the world that does this; the other two being the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in California and the Titlis Rotair in central...

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May 12, 2010

A Good Week For Cable Propelled Transit

(This post was a little late coming in today. So much going on. Please accept my apologies.) It’s been a good week for Cable Propelled Transit and Urban Gondolas:

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May 10, 2010

Forget The Gatekeepers

Idea Suppression is the Gatekeeper’s business and it used to be a good business to be in. The pay was good and the costs were low. If you were in the Gatekeeping business, you really didn’t have to do a whole lot of work to do your job well. To suppress an idea all you...

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