First off, we don't need an engineering study in this thread- that's why it exists. Plus - this is not only a primary transportation mode but a tourist attraction, and has different values on top of baseline economics. A new bus lane might be far more effective, isn't going to generate any excitement. Don't forget that Wynn paid more for the Popeye statue ($28 Million!!!) than the cost of the proposed bike bridge.I mean, if we're going to play this "I ain't paying for it anyway so let's make it whimsical" game could we at least constrain the semi-reality to be region-appropriate as a baseline.
This application is not that far out of the box, and Everett is looking to capitalize on some serious new revenue opportunities generated by the casino's existence. I hate to look to the Roosevelt Island tram for a positive... but "the Tram can operate in all weather conditions except for lightning and winds over 50 miles per hour."
Read the vital statistics about the tram, including the distance and points that it travels.