Times: Gondolas could help Seattle rise above traffic mess, some say

Times: Gondolas could help Seattle rise above traffic mess, some say

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by MIKE LINDBLOM / The Seattle Times

KREM.com

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

As crosstown traffic becomes intolerable, a few Seattle thinkers are suggesting a gondola as the best way out of the mess.

One possible route would go from the light-rail station being built on Capitol Hill to Olympic Sculpture Park, serving the South Lake Union, Seattle Center and Belltown areas. Another idea would run overhead cars between downtown and the central waterfront.

The Capitol Hill gondola is championed by Matt Roewe, of VIA Architecture, and Matt Gangemi, better known among transit wonks as Matt the Engineer.

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