Saint Paul Bluffside Cable Car

by Robert Kuhl | Apr 02, 2013
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Summary:

One of the scenic views of downtown Saint Paul is from Smith Avenue S. and S. Cherokee Avenue area - the southeast end of the High Bridge. I propose building a bluffside cable car near that location to go up in elevation approximately 150 feet. This cable car would be a tourist attraction similar to Dubuque's Fenelon Place Elevator. It would provide public transportation for pedestrians and bicyclists who wish to visit Lilydale/Harriet Island Regional Park. And it would better connect the Riverview Cherokee neighborhood to the Mississippi River.

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Robert

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Kuhl

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Saint Paul

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Ramsey

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United States, MN, Ramsey County

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Saint Paul Bluffside Cable Car

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

One of the scenic views of downtown Saint Paul is from Smith Avenue S. and S. Cherokee Avenue area - the southeast end of the High Bridge. I propose building a bluffside cable car near that location to go up in elevation approximately 150 feet. This cable car would be a tourist attraction similar to Dubuque's Fenelon Place Elevator. It would provide public transportation for pedestrians and bicyclists who wish to visit Lilydale/Harriet Island Regional Park. And it would better connect the Riverview Cherokee neighborhood to the Mississippi River.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It would make for unique destination unlike any other in Minnesota.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The Saint Paul Bluffside Cable Car would encourage development, as tourists and locals would frequent the area. I could envision a building with a wonderful patio on top of the bluff that overlooks the river valley and downtown. It could house a Saint Paul River history center along with concessions or a small outdoor restaurant akin to The Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The Saint Paul Bluffside Cable Car would be iconic and recognizable. If it was done in the style of the historic street cars, it would evoke a sense of history.

lmh lhjl said: It is nice to ride on a cable car what is important is that you need to face you fear. - Review Solution about this Competition Entry. - 2605 days ago read more >

Robert Kuhl updated this Competition Entry. - 2852 days ago

Robert Kuhl updated this Competition Entry. - 2852 days ago

Robert Kuhl submitted this idea. - 2852 days ago