#Cable Cars

Jul 05, 2010
Gondola, London Cable Car

A London Cable Car (Gondola)?

The internet is all a-buzz right now with the recent announcement of a proposed Urban Gondola system spanning the Thames River in East London for the 2012 Olympics. Nevermind the fact that everyone seems to be calling it the London Cable Car – it’s a gondola – it’s an exciting idea that’s raising a lot...

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Jul 03, 2010
Cable Cars

Cable Cars

Now that we’ve wrapped our discussion of the eight major Aerial Technologies that exist in the cable transit world, we’re going to shift our focus next week to Cable Cars. The technologies – most familiar as San Francisco’s rickety old vehicles – have made dramatic advances in the last 15 years. But like aerial systems,...

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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 17, 2010
Baden Gondelbahn, Design Considerations, Gondola, Proposals & Concepts, Urban Planning & Design

The Baden Gondelbahn

This is the Baden Gondelbahn in Baden, Switzerland. It is a concept by Stephan Kalt, director of Regional Transport for Baden-Wettingen. Kalt’s concept connects the spa town of Baden with a local train station via Urban Gondola.

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May 14, 2010

Palmylink From Around The Net

Check out what the rest of the net is saying about Palmylink: Crazy Gondola Plan For Palmerston Nth Project Links Palmerston North City with Uni Gondola Project Mooted For Palmerston North Something Brilliant In Palmerston North Manawatu Tram Trust Project Launched to Link Palmerston North City and Massey University by Gondola

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May 09, 2010

Clip Show, Part 2

A comment from Wednesday’s Post made me realize that not everyone who encounters this site for the first time are aware of the arguments that are buried in posts from half a year ago. That’s a mistake I made; and I apologize to any readers new to this site. With that in mind, here are 10...

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Apr 17, 2010
BUGA Systems., Oddities, Urban Planning & Design

More Urban Gondola Images

These images just landed in my inbox and I wanted to share them with everyone because I think they’re pretty special and inspiring. The first two are more from a series of renderings by Austrian design student, Johannes Geisler. You can see more of his designs here. The final image is a new rendering of...

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Mar 15, 2010
Analysis, Gondola, Medellin MetroCable, Thoughts, Urban Planning & Design

Medellin/Caracas, Part 4

Medellin’s third and most recent Cable Propelled Transit line is Linea L – Cable Arvi. It is only a few weeks old and transports the people of Medellin up through the mountains and all the way to Parque Arvi (pronouned “Ar-bee”), a new nature preserve a few kilometres from the city. The park and transit...

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Mar 14, 2010
Gondola, Medellin MetroCable, Urban Planning & Design

Medellin/Caracas, Part 3

LINEA J Unlike Linea K of the Medellin Metrocable, Linea J is much more actively involved in Transit Oriented Development (TOD). Linea K served an existing and extremely dense neighborhood lacking in transit. Linea J serves the barrio of Vallejuelos and the La Aurora development that is in the process of building and expanding. This...

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Mar 12, 2010
Analysis, Gondola, History, Medellin MetroCable, Thoughts, Urban Planning & Design

Medellin/Caracas, Part 2

THE RETURN OF SANTO DOMINGO Santo Domingo is an isolated barrio in the Colombian city of Medellin. Today it is a place of peace, calm and social progress. Twenty years ago, it was a type of living hell that the developed world can only imagine. Crime was rampant, poverty high. Homes and businesses along Andalucia...

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