- It's cheap
- It flies above traffic, buildings, hills and other obstacles
- It eliminates wait time (there's always a gondola coming by)
So, as a thought experiment, this is my plan for the Norwalk Gondola.
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It would soar over the Norwalk skyline (a surprisingly beautiful vista if you've ever looked out a top-floor window from Norwalk Hospital). It would thread together the train station, SoNo and the aquarium, the West Ave redevelopment area and the Wall St / Pulse Point area.
Stations are envisioned to have boardings on the second floor, with ground-level retail, allowing them to integrate into the urban environment.
Gondolas are said to cost $7-$8 million per mile, so this 1.5 mile line would cost about $10-$12 million...about as cheap as transport comes.