The future at the Ravine: #ElonMusk (Tesla,SpaceX) #TheBoringCompany and Mayor of #LosAngeles #EricGarcetti have announced tonight the plan to build a 3.6 mile tunnel from #EastHollywood to #DodgerStadium that will carry 1,500 fans to #ChavezRavine Passengers will ride in pods that fit between eight and 16 people, which will sit on electric skates. #BlueHeavenOnEarth #ITFDB #DODGERS | Getting to Dodger Stadium is a nightmare, even for a city where traffic is a way of life. Vehicles back up for miles. Brake lights outshine the sun. Exhaust pipes spew pollutants, choking up the 110 freeway and Sunset Boulevard, as cars notch forward inch by inch. It’s the sort of inefficiency Musk abhors, particularly when it’s him sitting in the middle of it.
That’s why he is announcing that his Boring Company plans to dig a tunnel to the stadium, through which fans would ride in pod-like electric skates.
The 3.6-mile tunnel would pick up near one of three LA Metro subway stations and run under Sunset Boulevard, ending in the stadium parking lot and making it far easier to take public transit to the game. Fans would pay about a dollar for the four-minute ride, called the Dugout Loop.
This project is just a single tunnel, meaning the service can only run one way at a time. It’ll stage a number of skates at one end and sell tickets with fixed departure times. When fans turn up (hopefully riding the Metro, biking, or walking), they’ll pile into the 8- to 16-passenger pods, which will whisk them through the tunnel. The skates will then be parked at the other end. After the game or concert, they run the other way.
Bookings for seats will be limited to 1,400 people per event at first, about 2.5 percent of stadium capacity. (The company’s still figuring out if it’ll need about 100 skates, or if it can work in batches of 12 to 15, sending the empty pods back to fetch more people.) Source: WIRED #TheDugoutLoop #DugoutLoop