• Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
  • Urban Cable Cars – is the Future of Urban Mobility above Our Heads?

    Side Events
    Venue: R11
    Lead Organization:
    • Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH.
    Partner Organizations:
    • World Urban Campaign, 100 Resilient Cities,
    • ETH Zurich (tbd),.

    Cities are continually growing and expanding, and information is traveling as fast as ever. With advantages in flexibility, adaptability, and cost, cable transit solutions can dive into the urban market, complementing existing and creating new public transportation networks. Working at every level, cable transit has the unique ability to utilize and expand upon a city´s natural corridors, built form, and existing transit networks. Careful attention to rider comfort and experience, along with community cooperation, and proven benefits can attract both city and resident support. Flexibility in system components and architecture increases opportunity both aesthetically and spatially, optimizing the system for almost any type of urban situation. Cities, especially in the developing world are looking for smart, lessexpensive, and easily implementable technologies to help overcome an ever increasing struggle to provide mobility to their growing urban populations. Cable transit systems are the most economical, safe and environmentally friendly of all fixed-link medium capacity transportation systems. They emit no source-point emissions, create little noise pollution and can be installed with a minimum of disturbance to the stable communities they service. The goal is not only to increase mobility options and cut down on travel times, but also to provide the community with social services to help improve the neighborhood. Children ride cable systems to school, elders can more easily access necessary services. As a leader in the cable industry, we are excited to share our knowledge, experience, and ideas. The event is designed to educate, inform, and inspire about the capabilities and possibilities of cable transit in the urban environment. Examples of existing systems will be reviewed as a way to illustrate the numerous possibilities for alignments, stations, lengths, and applications.