The 3.6 -mile tunnel would pick up near one of three LA Metro subway stations, and extend under Sunset Boulevard, ending in the stadium parking lots and obliging it far easier to take public transport to the game.
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The creative quality of the project may come from Musk( who talks about terraforming Mars with nuclear weapons the route most people talk about repainting their living room ), but it jibes with LA’s long history of wild-eyed transportation strategies. Even before the post-war proliferation of the personal car turned the place into the parking lots its residents hate today, the city’s sprawling quality, diversified topography, and transaction fostered unconventional solutions.
“Los Angeles has a long record of experimenting with brand-new and alternative modes of transportation, ” says Nathan Masters, a public historian with the USC Libraries and legion of Lost LA on local public television channel KCET. Before the Angels Flight Railway started capturing sightseers in 1901, the Mount Lowe Railway in the San Gabriel Mountains took riders up 62 -degree grades and over a dizzying achievement of engineering known as a circular bridge. Before Angelenos turned to the monorail to save them from trafficking in human the 1960 s( an idea Mayor Garcetti revived last year ), one Joseph Fawkes pushed the “Aerial Swallow.” It hung from an cast-iron railing, was matched by a gyroscope, and was pushed along by a propellor. Fawkes imagined a vast network that would change transportation in the city, Masters says, before “practical and regulatory reasons” subsided the speculation.( While public officials have yet to veterinary the security of Musk’s setup, at the least he’s unlikely to mince passers-by .) And when it was firstly built, the city’s immense freeway system was considered a futuristic road for travelers to zoom, safely and efficiently, to their destinations.
Today, Musk isn’t the only one ginning up a wild go to experience the Dodger. City officials are probing one company’s are projected to string a gondola between the stadium and nearby Union Station. Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies deferred the idea via LA Metro’s unique unsolicited suggestion policy.