2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Aerial Cable Cars: The Future of Urban Transit

Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
310 E 5th ST


By 2017, most people will live in urban areas, bringing congestion and pollution to cities without adequate transportation infrastructure. Take NYC: despite world-class transit options, overcrowded subways and population growth in Brooklyn and Queens strain the system. New subway lines and bridges are expensive, time consuming and disruptive to build. The solution: new technology. The East River Skyway is a resilient, green aerial cable car network that will travel safely and quickly over rivers and streets. Using it and similar projects as examples, this session will show how global cities can use technology to ensure that increased urbanization doesn’t lead to a lower quality of life.

Hashtags: #sxsw #skyways


Daniel Levy


East River Skyway

Dan is the founder of CityRealty.com, one of the largest and most popular websites for New York City real estate. Established in 1994, CityRealty provides a free, end-to-end service for home buyers...

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