Posts Tagged: langley funicular




Artist depiction of a funicular ride in Langley, Washington. Image from South Whidbey Record.

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

  • Langley, Washington is in the midst of pursuing a cable-driven funicular ride that would connect the town’s Marina. The funicular is estimated to cost half a million.
  • After the recent Ngong Ping 360 system malfunction, reports indicate that the system will be shut down for 2 months for repairs and maintenance. This is definitely a huge setback for the tourism industry in Hong Kong as the cable car ride is one of the city’s best attractions.
  • Opinion piece from Brookings on what’s needed to solve social ills which plague cities such as Medellin, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro and etc.
  • On a lighter (rougher) note – sometimes the long waits for something as exciting as a gondola ride can bring out the worst in people. A man and woman was arrested, while queuing for the Skylink Gondola in New Zealand, after they got caught in a minor physical altercation.

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