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Skyways and transit 2020 Mar 02

In February I attended an interesting webinar put on by sdmts.com. It was part of Elevate SD 2020.

Given Sorrento Valley’s peculiarly hilly topography, they mentioned using skyways as part of a plan to bring transit. That seemed a rather novel (and to my intuition, fragile) solution. As it happens there are a number of locales with similar problems and working solutions: Roosevelt Island, Portland Aerial Tram – hospital, Mexico City’s “Mexicable.” Bogota Colombia and Brazil were also mentioned.

The things they have in common are:

  • significant grade differences
  • no guideway for rail

I’m quite curious to see if we will see aerial lifts used in this way in San Diego.

UPDATE: video is now available.

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