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Old 08-31-2017, 09:37 AM   #35
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Re: Summer St. Gondola

Originally Posted by CSTH View Post
Good grief this is such a joke i can't believe this was even proposed.

What's the footprint of the stations, if you include the 'low clearance' area where the gondola approaches the ground?

Summer St. is super wide, and constrained by bottlenecks on all sides, especially dewey sq. Just paint a freaking bus lane and call it a day.
I mostly agree with you. However, I don't know that the logistics are too crazy. Gondola/Tram stations don't have to be too huge. And they don't necessarily need a "low clearance" area if the station is elevated. You could potentially place the stations over the street, and if you needed a little room on the side to complete the turnaround, there's plenty in front of the Fed (though obtaining it is a different story) and in vacant lots in front of the Marine Industrial Park.

Obviously it's not the most practical/ideal transit connection between SS and the Seaport.
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