Comment 114767

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted November 10, 2015 at 08:38:01 in reply to Comment 114766

Yes, it would flyover above treetops, above road, above tracks.. It would need to be factored into the EA, air rights, and negotiations would be needed, much like stringing hydro lines above tracks...

It would be a direct park-to-park gondola.

Look on Google Maps. The MountainPark is just right above GagePark. The gondola would connect the park corners. The landing area perhaps possibly would be near the new Gage bike pump track. A small gondola station only consumes a small plot. I'm talking of the type of gondola even more basic than the Mount Tremblant ski gondola. Just four staff can operate (two at top and two at bottom -- two for operation and two for safety, helping old ladies on and off.

The ultra-mini 4 person gondola capsule crawls slowly (off-cable) at top/bottom (much slower and easier to step on than an escalator) then latches back on the cable, for the ride. Due to the short run, it can run slow, keeping wear-and-tear down, keeping maintenance low, and much easier and safer to ride than an escalator. Even the disabled can ride it! There is room for 1 wheelchair (they can pause the gondola for embark/dismbark). Modern basic gondolas have level boarding, you just wheel your stroller on.

What amazing scenery too, as a bonus...that's not the raison d'etre, but a bonus!

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-11-10 09:52:36

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