Boston Contemplates Building A Gondola To Remedy Traffic Woes

Boston Contemplates Building A Gondola To Remedy Traffic Woes

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Boston Contemplates Building A Gondola To Remedy Traffic Woes

The proposed gondola line aka “Harbor Line” | Cover: Phil Roeder

In a last-ditch attempt to take cars off the road, the City of Boston is contemplating adding an airborne gondola in order to ease congestion in the up and coming Seaport neighborhood.

Related: World’s Most Outrageous Gondolas

According to Mass Live, U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) recently praised the proposal in an interview with the Boston Herald Radio saying, “it’s one of the few proposals I’ve seen that doesn’t put more cars on the road.” 

In the past two years, Seaport has attracted various industry leaders to the formerly depressed area of the city including General Electric, Deutsche Bank, Clarks America, and Reebok. The area is also a hub for tech startups and other Boston-based small businesses.

Initial reports indicate that the only group considering the cars-in-the-sky idea is Millennium Partners, the same group responsible for completing the Millennium Tower in downtown Boston.

The gondola would include 35 person cars with the ability to transport 10,000 riders/hour.

While the project hasn’t received a real-time cost-benefit analysis, speculators believe the gondola system would go for somewhere in the neighborhood of $125 million dollars… probably more.

Find the entire MassLive article here: ‘Don’t think Venice, but ski lift’ gondolas in Boston’s Seaport

 

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