Exemplary in technology and application
The cableways, known in winter sports are playing an increasingly important role in urban transport. Just like buses and streetcars, the urban cableways fulfill very specific requirement of mobility and they are budget-conscious and environmentally friendly. Not only funiculars and inclined elevators are used in cities: nowadays gondola lifts and aerial tramways are also adapted fur such use.
They are the new landmark of an ever growing number of cosmopolitan cities: the innovative rail-based, rope-driven people-mover for automated short-distance transport with amazing transport capacity, operating efficiency, space economy and flexibility in adapting to cityscapes.
As funiculars or inclined elevators they cover short routes with bends and considerable differences in altitude, rolling on steel wheels, pneumatic tires, or gliding on air cushions.