THE URBAN CABLE TRANSPORT MAGAZINE
Si Urban Edition 2/2019

Edition 2/2019

In this issue

Rossdale Power Plant as key stop for new gondola?

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Prairie Sky Gondola Inc. has released a preliminary sketch of a station to be built near the Rossdale power plant.

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Reliable & Efficient

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In a survey by Zeit Online, readers were asked the question, what would be needed for them to leave the car behind. The answer was unequivocally that the local public transport needs to be not free but rather more reliable.

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Guayaquil - The "Aerovia" cable car from Poma will soon be the new lifeline of the city

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Whilst urban cable cars are being discussed around the world, Guayaquil is already a major step ahead. In the Ecuadorian city, a cable car is currently being constructed, which links two towns together, crosses a river and accesses the city centre. Moreover, French cable car manufacturer POMA also submitted a successful funding concept.

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Digitalisation

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Much is made of smart cities but who thinks about the rural regions?

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CO2 and noise

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Even with a high transport capacity, urban cable cars display low energy demand. This is demonstrated in studies by German urban planner Frieder Kremer in his book “Innovation Seilbahn” (Innovation Cable Car). The following is an extract from his publication with a few editorial amendments (TU Berlin [Berlin Institute of Technology] 2015: p. 44).

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The optimal solution

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Urban cable cars are an increasingly common topic in research and science. The book “Innovation Seilbahn” (Innovation Cable Car) by Frieder Kremer is one example of this. In it, the urban and regional planner has written – among other things – about transport technology optimisation and the application possibilities of cable cars or in a nutshell: when does an urban cable car actually make sense?

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Public transport

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The artist Christoph Niemann presents his theory on how to bring people from their cars to public transport.

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What does a cable car cost?

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The costs of a cable car system comprise investment costs on the one hand and operating costs on the other. The total of these costs depends on the various parameters. Urban planner Frieder Kremer has collated these conditions in his book, “Innovation Seilbahn” (Innovation Cable Car). The following is an extract from his publication with a few editorial amendments (TU Berlin 2015: pp. 41 – 43).

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Urban Cable Cars - What about European procurement law?

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Discussion about whether cable cars should be used in cities as part of the change in transport to contribute to climate protection, as can already been seen in a number of cities in Latin America (e.g. La Paz) or even in Cologne in Germany, raises the question of procurement law.

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The digital cable car

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Whether communication, security, advertising or customer retention: There are many reasons to make an urban cable car into a digital system. Increasingly, these are about extending system-critical communication between passengers and staff through entertainment provisions.

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Up Bus: Sometimes it drives, sometimes it hovers

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According to Aachen technical university (Germany), a combination of cable car and autonomously driven electric bus will revolutionise local transport. The existing technology simply needs to be cleverly combined. This also includes a system from space.

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Successfully extended

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UN-Habitat and ropeways builder DOPPELMAYR extended their cooperation in the spring of this year. The aim of this collaboration is the continuous expansion of sound knowledge, sharing of information and the provision of skills in the field of transport.

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Urban cable cars

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All over the world, cable cars are being brought into play as the perfect solution to urban mobility crises, generally promoted by highly specialised consulting and engineering companies. Feasibility studies in almost endless numbers usually – and unsurprisingly – conclude that a cable car is technically feasible and can also be financed under certain framework conditions. But why are only few studies actually implemented? ILF Consulting Engineers, project developer for urban cable car projects, has examined this question.

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Steambeast - the dirt killer

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The dream of a responsible citizen who cares about the cleanliness of his city, or a visitor who shows consideration for the beauty of the host town, is still alive. But it is just not visible in daily life. Technology is needed to help us keep our public space attractive and hygienic. ZAUGG has newly defined such technology with its Steambeast

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Encarnación & Asunción - two cable car plans at once in Paraguay

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Unlike other South American countries, Paraguay does not yet have an urban cable car. However, corresponding projects are under discussion both in the capital, Asunción, and in the border city of Encarnación.

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Mumbai: From east to west

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Commuters from two Indian suburbs have every reason to be happy, as their route to work should be made easier by the construction of cable car systems. Residents had already previously demanded a solution to their daily mobility problem.

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Graz mobility concept - an austrian city prepares for the future

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In Graz, they are hoping for a transport turnaround. Greater e-mobility and an improved public transport system are on the cards here. To make these goals achievable, the Styrian capital is carefully weighing up all the options.

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Cologne - Cable Car to connect the exhibition centre to the main railway station

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Under the name “Skytrain”, Cologne is planning a cable car to cross the Rhine, as a “commuter terminal” parallel to the famous Hohenzollern Bridge.

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The Dunoon Projekt - A small town with a big project

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The Scottish town of Dunoon wants to become more attractive again for tourists, so the Dunoon Project has been created. It is hoped that a combination of cable car and rollercoaster will once again attract more visitors.

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Universal and sophisticated - Urban cable cars by Bartholet as a versatile transport solution

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Some of the key properties of urban cable cars make them the ideal addition to public transport. In addition, the mode of transport is far more diverse than might initially be thought. This can be demonstrated very easily by means of the example of Swiss cable car manufacturer BARTHOLET.

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Mels - Inauen-Schätti is ensuring the best accessibility for Uptown Mels

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The old Stoffel textile factory has been closed for 20 years now but the Uptown Mels project is set to breathe new life into the historic building.

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Turku - Leitner ropeways implements urban cable car in Finland´s oldest city

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By funicular to Turku’s former prison – Kakolantmäki hill. This journey in Finland’s oldest city has recently become possible thanks to cable car manufacturer LEITNER ropeways.

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Dubai - Poma provides capsules for the world´s largest observation wheel

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French cable car manufacturer POMA has long used its know-how not only for the construction of urban and Alpine systems but also for the leisure and entertainment industry.

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Guayaquil - The “Aerovia” cable car from POMA will soon be the new lifeline of the city

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Whilst urban cable cars are being discussed around the world, Guayaquil is already a major step ahead.

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What does local public transport need in order to stand up to the car?

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In a survey by Zeit Online, readers were asked the question, what would be needed for them to leave the car behind. The answer was unequivocally that the local public transport needs to be not free but rather more reliable.

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Rheinpendel - The dream for Cologne

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In addition to the current plans for the Skytrain cable car in Cologne, the thinking in the major German city is on a much larger scale. Voter group “GUT Köln” is proposing a cable car network that winds its way through the entire city. This ambitious vision is called “Rheinpendel” (Rhine commute).

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Special drives for inclined lifts to transport passengers

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To counter the ever-increasing volume to traffic, more and more cities are using cable cars for public transport. This is also true in the Bolivian capital, La Paz.

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Indian Cable Car Fever

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Traffic depends too much on roads – this was the conclusion reached by the representatives of Shimla, Manali and Dharamshala. This is why these Indian cities are going to consider various other mobility concepts.

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SI talks with Mariam Khalifeh about the Hackathon in Stockholm

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SI talks with Mariam Khalifeh about the Hackathon in Stockholm

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Cable cars in urban environments

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When constructing cable cars, SEW‑EURODRIVE is repeatedly proposed as a reliable, experienced supplier of drive technology. Many customers rely on drives from this family firm, based in Bruchsal, Germany. In addition to a high level of quality and reliability, this is because the client also benefits from a strong international service network.

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