The Brilliant Plan to Build a Gondola From Williamsburg to Manhattan

Williamsburg has a problem. The neighborhood's become so popular so quickly that some fear local infrastructure will buckle under the exploding population. Anybody who's ridden the L train lately knows this problem all too well. But that's nothing a few crazy people and a gondola can't solve. » 9/16/14 11:52am 9/16/14 11:52am

Watch How Bolivia Built the World's Longest Urban Cable Car System

In most parts of the world, cable cars are relegated to ski areas or amusement parks. But in South America, cities use the gondolas to navigate undulating terrain as public transportation. This fall, two more lines will open in Bolivia's La Paz-El Alto network, making it the longest urban cable car system in the world. » 8/18/14 12:51pm 8/18/14 12:51pm

L.A. Once Had Cable Cars (Just Like San Francisco's)

They used to be more than just a San Francisco novelty. In the late 19th century, cable cars were a widely used public transit solution in cities across the United States—including Los Angeles. There, they replaced the city's first generation of streetcars, horsecars, and brought real estate development to previously… » 4/04/14 12:43pm 4/04/14 12:43pm

This Clothespin Cable Car Manages to Make Laundry Day Less Depressing

You can avoid for it as long as possible, re-wearing outfits again and again, but eventually the awfulness that is laundry day will come. It's even worse if a clothesline is involved, requiring you to painstakingly hang garments instead of just cramming them all in the dryer, but this adorable cable car clothespin… » 7/05/13 1:00pm 7/05/13 1:00pm

How San Francisco's Cable Cars Climb Its Iconic Hills

The City by the Bay's cable cars are more than just a San Francisco treat, they're the last such manually-operated trolleys in existence. And these massive engines are what keep them chugging up some of the City's steepest terrain. » 3/05/12 11:30am 3/05/12 11:30am

Cable Cars Are The Best Way For Your Ornaments To Travel Up The…

A working cable car would be just the thing to help your modified action figure ornaments travel up the Christmas tree. I mean, the tree is like Everest to them. [Walmart via OhGizmo] » 12/25/09 8:20am 12/25/09 8:20am