Type of solution: Adding a terminal
Node: Adding a mode
Link or contact: Gothenborg
An example of a successful project framing of this relation linking city, region, national and EU level is the planned Gondola Project covering the construction of a cable car in the city of Gothenburg crossing the Göta älv river. The current public transport system is very radial, like spokes in a wheel passing one narrow hub in the centre near the central station. To connect the northern and southern part of the city, separated by the crossing Göta älv river, all public transport (trams, buses) cross the river at the Göta Älv bridge. To get a better and faster connection, without creating new barriers between the northern and southern part as higher bridges for shipping do, the cable car is developed. This cable car connects Järntorget on the southern river bank with Lindholmen, Västra Ramberget and Wieseigrensplatsen on the northern part. The new cable car will be fully integrated in Gothenburg’s public transport system and thereby unburden the hub. It will connect the northern and southern part of the city, overcome the river barrier, and giving more and faster options to travel by public transport. Public transport may become more attractive for commuters compared by using roads, having also impact on the road use. So this project will achieve several local, regional, national and EU targets and applied for funding from the CEF Blending Call.