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  • enjoy_it

    This really is brilliant, down the the marketing presented at the end.
    A concern I quickly thought of is accessibility for people in wheelchairs, people who are sight impaired, or people who have any other disability which would make this challenging. I am curious if there would be a way for the gondolas to stop completely and lower to the floor to accommodate for such customers. Often, public transit is the only option for people with disabilities, because they cannot drive.

  • Sebas De Bruyne

    He's wrong, gondolas are currently used as public transport in Medellin Colombia and in Caracas Venezuela, they work very well, so well that Rio de Janeiro is also thingking of installing them.

    • AJ Bellarosa

      Hey there Sebas, I noticed your comment and wanted to respond. I have actually used the Gondolas in both Venezuela and Colombia, and they are not really used for mass public transit. They are simply a tourist attraction with limited range and reach. What the author is talking about in this article is very different; he is talking about using gondolas for mass public transit, which is very different from the functions of the gondolas you are referencing.

  • ebenkuch11

    Not to make light of this because I think it is an amazingly innovative and genius idea, but my Dad always said he was going to invent a Mini-Blimp to get around. This idea takes that concept to a whole new level and I think it will be taking off in the next decade. What a brilliant new paradigm for reducing our need for fossil fuels.... why make more efficient cars and buses when you can design an entirely new form of transportation.