#Portland Aerial Tram

Jan 29, 2015
Photo of the Week

Cable Car Photo of the Week: Portland Aerial Tram

Photographer: Photo by Flickr user Patrick M. About: Since 2006, the Portland Aerial Tram has been carrying commuters between the city’s south waterfront area and the main campus of the Oregon Health & Science University atop Marquam Hill. A pretty stunning view to enjoy while heading to class. Every Thursday, the Gondola Project team will select stunning...

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May 02, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Urban Cable Car Announced in Mexico City’s Magdalena Contreras Borough

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit: Officials in Magdalena Contreras, one of Mexico City’s boroughs, announced that the city may soon see the country’s first urban cable car. The system, similar to the ones seen in other...

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Mar 21, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Urban Cable Cars Proposed in Port-au-Prince

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: News out of Haiti suggests that Port-au-Prince may soon consider the implementation of a 5 phase cable car system. Poma proposed a Metrocable network to country’s Ministry of Economy and Finance last week. The...

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Jan 10, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round: Portland Aerial Tram Ridership Reaches 10 Million

  A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: First opened in 2006 — that’s more than 7 years ago — the Portland Aerial Tram has officially transported 10 million passengers. As part of the celebrations, a very lucky...

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Jun 26, 2013
Analysis, Media & Blogs

Assessing User Experience on Urban Cable Cars via Social Networking (Yelp, Tripadvisor)

For many of us, we use social media and online review sites to make everyday life decisions. Websites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor can be great resources that help indecisive people, like myself, decide whether or not a restaurant deserves my Friday night patronage. My personal experiences with crowd-sourcing websites has generally been quite positive...

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Feb 09, 2012
Design Considerations, Infrastructure, London Cable Car, Portland Aerial Tram, Roosevelt Island Tram

Where do you put the towers?

On this blog there’s a lot of talk about cable as a flexible and adaptable technology for urban transit. CPT can travel above roads and traffic, go through buildings, and cross rivers and gorges. But for all that to work there needs to be space for towers and stations, too. So what happens when a...

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Jan 27, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

It’s been a busy week here at the Gondola Project. So let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit. Congratulations to Medellin, Colombia (and San Francisco) for being this year’s winner of the 8th annual Sustainable Transport Awards – hosted by...

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Nov 02, 2011
Koblenz Rheinseilbahn, Lessons, Portland Aerial Tram, White Card

Introducing White Cards

Here at the Gondola Project we’ve been busy producing what we’re calling WHITE CARDS — a new learning tool for those interested in Cable Propelled Transit. They’re basically a quick-read version of a white paper: The series kicks off with cards on Major CPT Systems. Each card provides basic information on the system (with images...

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Jun 20, 2011

Is Public Transportation 340% More Expensive Than It Needs To Be?

Cable Propelled Transit systems could prove a boon to public transportation scholars and researchers because the technology’s curious history could open up the ‘black box’ of public transportation funding in the developed world and throw into question our entire model of how we build things that move other things. Because cable has a long history...

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Apr 26, 2010
Aerial Trams, Gangtok Ropeway, Portland Aerial Tram, Roosevelt Island Tram, Sugarloaf Cable Car, Teleférico de Mérida, Vanoise Express

6 Iconic (and Important) Aerial Trams

The other day I was pretty hard on Aerial Trams for being obsolete, expensive and inefficient members of the cable transit family. Because of their place in history, however, many of the most iconic and important cable transit systems ever built were Aerial Trams, a point I failed to mention. Here are 6 of them:...

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