Dec 19, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Cable Car to Kuelap; Arthurs Seat Gondola Approval; Helicopters and Cable; Zipline Santa

  A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit:   Machu Picchu II (Peru) Earlier this year, Peru announced plans to build a cable car to the Kuelap ruins, a mountain fortress built by the “Cloud People” around 500AD. Located...

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Jan 07, 2011

Sugarloaf Chairlift Accident

Last week a chair lift at Sugarloaf Resort in Maine derailed injuring 8 people, none seriously. Nevertheless, the story was all over the news and internet. But as I’ve argued before here, the degree of media coverage a given technology’s failure causes is inversely related to the chance of that failure’s occurrence. So while it...

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