A few months back, I was trying to think about ways to alleviate traffic in Montreal.
And since the streets were, and still are totally fucked, I figured: why not take to the skies instead?
So I suggested that Montreal should try installing some urban Gondolas right in the middle of downtown.
I figured Sainte-Catherine street would be the perfect place because you could zip across from one side of downtown to the other, and you could get a bird's eye view of all the street festivals happening in the summer.
Well I guess the idea wasn't that crazy because according to LaPresse, Montreal's chamber of commerce is presenting a similar project called Skylink.
The idea is to build a gondola that would take you from Parc Jean-Drapeau, all the way to the top of Mont-Royal.
The 4 km route would cross over the business district and could become an awesome new tourist attraction for the city. Plus, we'll finally have a way to get up Mont-Royal that doesn't involve a car or a hike.
It's already been proven to work in other cities. London installed an urban chairlift in 2012 and Barcelona has has something similar since 1931. Even Montreal used to have a funicular that rode up the side of Mont-Royal.
What do you think of this new project?