Urban Ropeway as Part of Sustainable Urban Transport Networks in Developing Countries

Ropeways have been associated with mountain resorts and leisure parks. Technology and operational concepts, however, have evolved to make them a reasonable and attractive proposition for mainstream urban public transport, too. Unlike the cliché ski resort facility, urban cable cars are easy to board and alight, even for mobility impaired travelers and wheelchairs. Basically, two types of aerial ropeways must be distinguished: The so-called “aerial tramway” with two large cabins permanently attached to each leg of the pulling cable which alternatively turns in one direction and the other obviously stops when the cabins reach the station; and the so-called “gondolas”, with a pulling cable revolving constantly in one direction, to which smaller gondolas are attached and detached when entering and travelling through a station.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: CODATU XV: The role of urban mobility in (re)shaping cities

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  • Accession Number: 01485907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 2013 3:00PM