SkyCab could solve Aspen’s traffic woes

Finally, something most people agree on — the almost all-day traffic gridlock from the airport to Aspen’s roundabout ranges from 20 to 30 minutes each way on a clear day, and it doesn’t seem like there are any immediate solutions.

With the new proposed 400-workforce housing units (1,000 new residents) directly across from the airport, are we ever going to get through the gridlock in front of the airport?

Perhaps we need a fly over. Fly over? Why not? Let’s find out.

The link asks, “Should we find out if an Aspen Snowmass SkyCab Highway 82 aerial gondola is physically possible to connect Aspen (Ruby Park) ** Buttermilk ** Highlands ** Airport/ABC ** Brush Creek Park & Ride ** Snowmass Rodeo Lot/Recreation Center ** Snowmass Center ** Snowmass Base Village?”

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The light rail study cost approximately $500,000. The SkyCab Highway 82 study is approximately $30,000.

Results of the online survey and hard-copy surveys are to be given to the elected officials of Aspen, Snowmass and Pitkin County to encourage them to move forward to see if a fly over is physically possible. If not, then that idea gets grounded.

Toni Kronberg