Cable Cars

February 29, 2016, 8am PST
One Toronto-area man is hoping that cable cars in the sky will one day complete the metro's transit system, but transportation experts see limited use for the technology.
Hamilton Spectator
August 20, 2014, 1pm PDT
San Francisco has managed to operate and integrate historic rail transit into its overall public transit system. Clement Lau explains how the City does it.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
April 28, 2014, 5am PDT

On Urban-Think Tank, a design firm working at the intersection of architecture and urbanism to further environmental justice.

Anna Bergren Miller
April 25, 2013, 2pm PDT
They're a global icon of the City by the Bay and one of San Francisco's premier tourist attractions. Operating at a loss, the city's cable cars are also draining resources from more essential forms of public transit, writes Joe Eskenazi.
SF Weekly
January 3, 2013, 8am PST
BART's Oakland Airport Connector will not look at all like the familiar cable car found across the Bay, but will be propelled by a moving cable similar to the Clay Street Hill RR in S.F. almost 140 years ago. The 3-mile ride to OAK will be 8 minutes.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 28, 2012, 12pm PST
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley tour the "otherwise nondescript brick building" on San Francisco's Mason Street that houses the machines running the "Endless Wire Ropeway" that hums beneath the city's streets and pulls its famous cable cars.
The Atlantic
November 9, 2012, 11am PST
Sophie Landrin looks at the global rise in the use of cable cars - the kind you find on a ski lift and not on the streets of San Francisco - as a transportation alternative. Several French cities are developing plans to become "wired".
The Guardian
October 3, 2011, 7am PDT
Jarrett Walker rides on the Wellington Cable Car, giving him the opportunity to explain the four conditions for when a funicular is a sensible transit solution.
Human Transit
July 12, 2010, 5am PDT
Carl Nolte, the San Francisco Chronicle's historian, writes on the 150-year anniversary of the Market St. Railway that began operation as a 2-car steam train on July 4, 1860, and the evolution of rail on/under Market St including BART & Muni Metro.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 6, 2010, 7am PDT
Officials in London have announced a plan to link the city's 2012 Olympics venues through a system of cable cars.
Guardian
Feature
June 10, 2010, 5am PDT

Another ingenious solution to an urban transit dilemma has made its way north from the cities of Latin America.

Steven Dale
February 27, 2010, 7am PST
When people talk about cable cars, they picture San Francisco's quaint trolleys. But cable-propelled transit (CPT) is a viable transportation option in the 21st century, argues Steven Dale.
New Geography
Feature
October 5, 2009, 5am PDT
Far from a boring treatise on the need for public transit, <em>My Kind of Transit</em> is an appeal on behalf of the emotional factors that make most transit repulsive and a select few forms enjoyable and uplifting.
Tim Halbur