#Urban Gondola

Jan 14, 2014

Gondola Project in The Toronto Star

Dear Torontonians: You might have seen today in the Toronto Star a story about our work. The story featured an interview with myself, Steven Dale, the Founder of The Gondola Project. Typically, such press causes The Gondola Project to experience a rather large surge in traffic from whatever given geographic region is discussing the idea. As...

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Dec 06, 2013
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Nantes, France Releases Feasibility Study Tender for Urban Cable Car

A quick look at some of the things that happened this week in the world of cable cars, urban gondolas, and cable propelled transit: Nantes — a city of 900,000 residents in West France — can now be officially added to the ever-growing list of French municipalities who are looking to study and/or build cable...

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May 13, 2013
Buffalo, Proposals & Concepts

Urban Cable Cars in Buffalo. Conceptual Alignment for Outer Harbour.

Similar to other citizen-developed urban gondola proposals in various American cities (i.e. Austin, Chicago, and Seattle), Buffalo is now the latest one to join this ever-expanding list. Last Friday, Dean Evaniak, presented his idea on a CPT system for reconnecting Buffalo’s waterfront. He has made an interesting case for utilizing this technology in the city...

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Apr 10, 2013
Aerotram / Toulouse, Installations

Aerotram (Urban Gondola) in Toulouse, France Selects Architects – Expects to be ready by 2016/2017

Exciting news for CPT came out of Toulouse, France last week. Wilkinson Eyre — the team who designed the Emirates Air Line in London — has been chosen as the architects for the city’s urban gondola or “Aerotram” project. It appears that the proposal has been under investigation since 2009, and the existing alignment calls for a 2.6km...

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Mar 25, 2013
Expo86 Skyride

Expo 86 Skyrides – Two of Canada’s Forgotten Urban Gondola Systems

If anyone lived in Vancouver back in 1986, they would probably remember Expo86 — a world’s fair which showcased the best and latest transport technologies from around the globe. It included everything from monorails, HSST, and of course, Vancouver’s famous Skytrain. And perhaps surprisingly (or not), the event featured two urban gondola systems – both...

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Nov 28, 2012
Information Request, Questions

Double Loading Chairlift – Quick Silver Quad

One of the great things about blogging on the Gondola Project is that we never stop learning. Recently, one of our readers sent us a link about a “Double Loading” chairlift called the Quick Silver Quad which operates in Colorado’s Breckenridge Ski Resort.   Statistics from skilifts.org indicate that this system has a capacity of...

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Feb 27, 2012
Questions, Research Issues

Asking About Urban Gondola Transit

Recently we’ve been receiving a lot of email requests for details about gondola and cable car transit technology. Often, the requests have been coming from university students asking for help with assigned projects. The pace of requests have only increased since my recent talk with the Alberta Professional Planners Institute and a proposal for a...

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Feb 24, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Capitol Hill Urban Gondola Proposal

Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit. An extremely interesting and well-thought out urban gondola proposal has emerged from Seattle, Washington on citytank.org. It looks to connect several popular destinations to the city’s waterfront. Montreal Gazette reports that the...

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Nov 22, 2011
Laval, Quebec, Uncategorized

A Tramway Aérien, Urban Gondola, Cable Car, or Téléphérique in Laval, Quebec?

We’re currently monitoring developments in Quebec and an announcement by the Société de transport de Laval (STL), the transportation planning agency for the Montreal suburb of Laval. According to an STL press release the agency will provide details regarding a feasibility study for what they’re calling “Un Tramway Aérien” as part of that city’s transportation network. In...

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Oct 21, 2011
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: Irish Cows Banned From Riding Dursey Island Cable Car

A few highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit: Cattle farmers on the remote Dursey Island in Ireland are concerned that a weight restriction on the Dursey Island Cable Car will prevent them from moving their livestock to and from the island, effectively destroying a 2,000 year old...

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