Comment 114814

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted November 12, 2015 at 12:16:04 in reply to Comment 114813

That's a great idea to have some form of a lift of some kind!

A gondola would be much cheaper to build and lower cost to operate. The basic gondola pictured above is bike/wheelchair/stroller accessible. It would do less environmental damage to the escarpment, considering the stairs has been installed on the old dynamited railway right-of-way.

So we'd have to blow up a new incline railway through the escarpment rock!

Dynamite going boom, noise, environment damage, etc.

Doing a basic 4-person accessible gondola would avoid that, cost a lot less.

Far less waiting time as the gondolas go by every few seconds, rather than waiting a few minutes for the incline railway lift. There is usually only 1 or 2 lifts in an incline railway. Costs are much lower for short gondolas. Gondolas will have shorter lineups at top of mountain during TiCats games (only 10 minutes walk from the Gage Gondola station!)

I like the incline railway, but if we're doing this at the best bang-for-buck, it's a basic 4-person gondola -- those are really inexpensive and use very small stations.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-11-12 13:25:21

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