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.