Retrofitting Cities for Air Taxis: Are Waterfront Vertiports the Future of Advanced Air Mobility?
, and Pascall+Watson Architects will release a concept for an Australian waterfront e-mobility hub at the World Air Taxi Congress in San Francisco.
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The group proposes that waterfront vertiports are a logical solution for retrofitting cities to accommodate eVTOLs.
The current proposal will replace an existing heliport on the Yarra River in Melbourne, with a new purpose built vertiport to accommodate the introduction of electric air taxis.
The Skyportz vertiport would be a multi-use space. “Under this plan the site would also be a multi modal hub for electric scooters, bikes, ferries and hire boats. A cafe would provide an area for people to view the action,” says the announcement.
“We have been developing designs and concepts for vertiports for five years and we keep coming back to waterfront sites being the most practical to retrofit cities for Advanced Air Mobility. The reality…