Ski Lift Manufacturer Doppelmayr CEO Makes Pitch To Urban Planners For Gondola Transportation Solutions

Cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges. There has been a phenomenal shift towards urbanization, with 6 out of every 10 people in the world expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. Over 90 per cent of this growth will take place in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In the absence of effective urban planning, the consequences of this rapid urbanization will be dramatic.

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Floating over the city instead of being stuck in traffic.

“Affordable mobility for all enhances the quality of life and is a vital component for a green future. As a partner of the UN-Habitat, we are proud to actively support the implementation of the values and goals of the SDGs. Increasing urbanization and challenges for traffic and our environment require new innovative and multimodal mobility concepts. The environmentally friendly and proven ropeway technology allows for an easy and cost-efficient integration of an efficient mode of transport into an urban environment. The small physical footprint and low energy consumption, the short construction time and the minimal operating and investment costs are strong arguments for the cable car. UN-Habitat and Doppelmayr are working together for a sustainable future.” – Doppelmayr Seilbahnen