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Metroparks Request: Downtown Needs An Aerial Gondola Across River

The technology exists in ski resorts and tourist towns. Places like Austin, Texas are floating some plans to relieve urban congestion via gondolas.

We could have one connecting the future Marina District Metropark (or the Maritime Museum) to the Promedica campus (or to COSI).

Design the cars large enough for someone to take a bicycle across, if needed. Fun for families, boaters, bikers, the downtown worker bees, baseball/hockey/concert fans, and everyone else.

created by viola on May 16, 2017 at 09:25:16 pm     Comments: 9

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Love it

posted by ahmahler on May 16, 2017 at 09:28:40 pm     #  

Viola = Opal Covey.

posted by JohnnyMac on May 16, 2017 at 09:47:00 pm     #   2 people liked this

I'll admit to having a very few Coveylike characteristics, but I have made fun of her in the past, so ... no. :)

posted by viola on May 16, 2017 at 09:50:38 pm     #  

Good enough for Disneyworld:

http://www.disneytouristblog.com/gondola-skyway-disney-world-rumor/

posted by JoeyGee on May 16, 2017 at 10:22:21 pm     #  

We would need Mariners competent enough. Willing to work for low pay, if not volunteer for such a task. It looks like a hop, skip and a jump but the ride is wild, man.

posted by TrilbyGuy on May 17, 2017 at 01:58:01 am     #  

Without previewing my comment (my own fault) before posting, I realized you may be talking about the suspended, ski lift, cable car kind? Either way. I'm all for it. Still see major obstacles to overcome

posted by TrilbyGuy on May 17, 2017 at 02:04:55 am     #  

This is a good idea, and I'm sure ProMedica can float the note while The Metroparks get a levy on the ballot to pay for it.

posted by justread on May 17, 2017 at 05:37:06 am     #   2 people liked this

An Investor in Cleveland just announced he wants to try to get one there:)

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/ohio/articles/2017-05-15/investor-plans-high-tech-gondola-rides-for-cleveland

The one in NYC is fun to ride. Only problem is their transit authority runs it. Look at how poorly tarta is ran

posted by classylady on May 17, 2017 at 10:00:28 am     #  

posted by SavageFred on May 17, 2017 at 10:54:27 am     #   3 people liked this