Sep 19, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Urban Cable Cars Open in La Paz and Algiers; Proposals in Sydney, New York and Quito

— —— A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of urban gondolas, cable cars and cable propelled transit: September 15, 2014 marked the opening day for La Paz’s longest urban cable car system, the Yellow Line (La Línea Amarilla). Celebrations were held and passengers packed the system. In...

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May 23, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Cable Car for Cebu City Proposed by Doppelmayr

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas and cable propelled transit: The world’s largest manufacturer of ropeway systems, Doppelmayr, has proposed an urban cable car  for Cebu City in the Philippines. It has been reported that a BRT system has been deferred...

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Dec 09, 2013
Just For Fun, Maokong Taipei

Will Hello Kitty Rescue Taipei’s Maokong Gondola?

We’ve had a lego cable car. Then we had an Angry Birds themed cable car. We’ve even had a sauna gondola. But this is unique. Last week the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) relaunched the under-performing Maokong Gondola under a year-long promotion called “The Year of Hello Kitty.” The themed attraction is (natch) a Hello Kitty...

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Nov 11, 2013
Maokong Taipei

Zhinan Temple Station, Maokong Gondola

This is the Zhinan Temple Station of the Maokong Gondola in Taipei. It’s fascinating, if for no other reason than it makes me wonder whether or not the above station design helps or hinders our efforts. On the one hand, it’s an incredibly unique station design that is has a decidedly urban feel and characteristic—despite...

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