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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 5:45 AM
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Hopefully this actually goes through this time. I can't recall exactly what the estimate was on the systems capital cost but I think is was about $22 million. This seems like pennies for the connection benefit it would provide. Also what is this about Desmond going on about an "Arbutus Line". Does he not mean the Broadway Extension from Arbutus?
Last time this gondola idea was in the news, the NIMBY's living below the proposed route complained about losing privacy among other things. I think it is a good idea but this is Metro Van and everything takes twice to three times as long to get built.
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Urban Gondolas: Transit by Cable

Example of urban gondola in Medellín, Colombia
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Example of urban gondola in Medagen Colombia
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That's, Medellín, Colombia.
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Ugh, got me excited that there might have been some movement on this...

Anyway to get this into the 10 year plan?

Although I should note that I am starting to lean towards it departing from Lougheed instead of Production. That way Lougheed can be even more of a proper hub and it would make more sense regarding Skytrain.
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Although I should note that I am starting to lean towards it departing from Lougheed instead of Production. That way Lougheed can be even more of a proper hub and it would make more sense regarding Skytrain.
Longer route, and less room to place it - all those new highrises are bound to get in the way. Unless SFU students don't mind walking up to Cameron Street?
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Longer route, and less room to place it - all those new highrises are bound to get in the way. Unless SFU students don't mind walking up to Cameron Street?
In most nations none of those aspects would be insurmountable. There is plenty of space between the towers and the length isn’t that much longer. (And if this were planned currently non existing towers can be modified).
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Forgot to add that SFU themselves assumes a gondola coming up from Production Way. Sure, they could stage it from Lougheed, but there's a whole lot less physical and political obstacles further west.

What's wrong with Production, anyhow? No reason it can't be a hub too (eventually) - it's connected to both lines.
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Forgot to add that SFU themselves assumes a gondola coming up from Production Way. Sure, they could stage it from Lougheed, but there's a whole lot less physical and political obstacles further west.

What's wrong with Production, anyhow? No reason it can't be a hub too (eventually) - it's connected to both lines.
I really think with the Broadway Subway going through and the Evergreen Line now open that for potential future Skytrain Line configurations having the Gondola run from Lougheed is a far more versatile / future proof option.
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I really think with the Broadway Subway going through and the Evergreen Line now open that for potential future Skytrain Line configurations having the Gondola run from Lougheed is a far more versatile / future proof option.
Given experience with other metros, the Expo/Millennium might be better off with two transfer stations. One can get swamped pretty easily.
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I wonder what the effects on UniverCity might be with the campus directly connected via gondola to a revitalized Lougheed Mall. I imagine that prices up there are a bit higher than usual?
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What's wrong with Production, anyhow? No reason it can't be a hub too (eventually) - it's connected to both lines.
I think because the gondola will go over quite a few homes
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I think because the gondola will go over quite a few homes
It would go over more homes if it's coming from Lougheed.
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It would go over more homes if it's coming from Lougheed.
maybe they don't want to go over the protesters. Their signs can get quite large.
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It would go over more homes if it's coming from Lougheed.
It would also go through a lot of towers. Production way is industrial and predominantly low rise. If anything happens it will be Production way, not Lougheed.
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It would also go through a lot of towers. Production way is industrial and predominantly low rise. If anything happens it will be Production way, not Lougheed.
Yep. I get that Lougheed is more of a hub, but I could see with Production Way having residential density built around it as well. Maybe not high rises, but I could see mid-rises, definitely. If they could convert Sapperton into a mini-hub...

Interesting talk about a Gondola on the North Shore.
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Yep. I get that Lougheed is more of a hub, but I could see with Production Way having residential density built around it as well. Maybe not high rises, but I could see mid-rises, definitely. If they could convert Sapperton into a mini-hub...
Calling it now - Lakedale to Gaglardi to Thunderbird gets replanned as a "student village" two months after the gondola opens.

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Interesting talk about a Gondola on the North Shore.
^ Were you meaning to add a link here? The discussion has been firmly around Production Way + Lougheed for the last page or so.

Though a gondola would be a good idea for Phibbs to Cap U.
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