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#1 zinkerled

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

Would a gondola be a good option to run between downtown and the western communities?

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#2 gumgum

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

I may be dreaming but I think their were plans for one of these over the inner harbour a while ago.

Seems like an interesting idea.

#3 manuel

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I would love to see something like this or a quick passenger ferry happen. At shortest point (Fort Rodd to Esquimalt Base) the distance across is only 800 meters.

Using the art of the possible, how could municipal leaders and the province convince DND to allow a run across from one of the DND docks to Esquimalt Road or Maplebank Road? Then it would be a quick bus ride into downtown.

Or, could a Gondola run from the hill above Fort Rodd instead?
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#4 Greg

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Would a gondola be a good option to run between downtown and the western communities?


Or for local transport in Oak Bay?

#5 Bingo

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

Or, could a Gondola run from the hill above Fort Rodd instead?


It would need to be high enough to allow the navy and cruise ships access to the jetties and the drydock.

#6 sebberry

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

There was talk once about a Mt. Doug to Mt. Tolmie zipline.. not quite the same thing though :confused:

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#7 amor de cosmos

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:19 AM

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#8 DavidSchell

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 08:42 AM

shareable & organic  :P 
 

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TC reporting this is a April Fools joke.

 

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#9 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 May 2022 - 04:02 PM

Gondola pitched as possible West Shore commuter traffic solution

Former city administrator asking stakeholders to study feasibility of concept

https://www.vicnews....affic-solution/




 


Edited by sebberry, 10 May 2022 - 11:33 AM.
I think the point can be made without derogatory language.


#10 tommy

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Posted 09 May 2022 - 06:32 PM

I just don't see how this would be any faster than the commute is now.

 

I mean, I've seen the gondolas in Venice and they move pretty darn slow!


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#11 sebberry

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Posted 10 May 2022 - 11:36 AM

Gondola pitched as possible West Shore commuter traffic solution

Former city administrator asking stakeholders to study feasibility of concept

https://www.vicnews....affic-solution/




 

 

Maybe they could use some leftover haul line to create the long-awaited zipline between Mt. Tolmie and Mt. Doug?


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