What is SkyLift?

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The Cleveland SkyLift is an aerial cable car system that will connect you with our lakefront and parks, while providing a cutting-edge digital experience that will change the way you enjoy our city.

Steel towers, cables and cars

SkyLift is a type of aerial lift, often called a cable car. It consists of a loop of steel cable that is strung between two stations, sometimes over intermediate supporting towers. The cable is driven by a bull-wheel in the terminal, which is connected to an engine or electric motor.

We are working with seven manufacturers, including Leitner-Poma and Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, two of the largest manufacturers in the world.

Ultimately, we imagine a combination of both public and private funding and are working with the best minds in Cleveland to figure this out.

Transporting people

The fastest-growing technology in moving people from place to place. Here in Cleveland, we'll be able to solve parking issues and increase access to our waterfront and parks.

SkyLift will amplify Cleveland's ability to provide outstanding public transportation to its community. Public access to various waterfront amenities is currently limited and congested. SkyLift would boost accessibility and use, allowing the public to enjoy the many diverse offerings of the coast without having to worry about the logistics of getting there.

A whole new experience

See Cleveland from a different perspective. You'll be cruising 150 feet up in the air getting fantastic views of Lake Erie and downtown.

Additionally, you can enhance your riding experience digitally as there will be a digital tablet device or display in every car that will leverage GPS technology to tell you a story based on where you are. As passengers travel, they will get to learn about the city, the businesses, and landmarks.

SkyLift is brought to you by LeanDog.