Wire One is a vision to use urban cable over South 1st Street to create a meaningful mass transit line in the center of the city, and the backbone of a future system to grow. Wire One can add entirely new capacity equal to running 100 buses per hour. Boarding is continuous, with cable cars coming every few seconds, speeding over traffic and slowing to unload. With an enjoyable, quiet ride, this urban cable line would serve as a complement and amplifier of all other forms of transit. Other background information at thewireaustin for some good background as well as this TEDxKC talk on Youtube and more on Facebook
Our guests were:
John McCready, Chair of Wire One Austin Citizens Group
With a broad and impressive history of business creation, John has consistently introduced new products and product categories to the marketplace while raising awareness for social responsibility and positive impact. His business partnerships and collaborations repeatedly introduce new ways of thinking and positively shift awareness within the people they serve.
Jared Flicklin is co-creator of the cable car based mass transport vision known as The Wire. He is also the Co-Director of the Austin Public Skatepark Action Committee helping design and construct quality concrete and steel skateparks for Austin, TX. For many years Jared directed the SXSW Interactive opening party which served as an outlet for both interactive installations and a collective social experiment hosting over 7000 guests.