The gondola project, which is currently in the hands of the environmental nonprofit Climate Resolve, is meant to have a mile-long gondola system going from Union Station to Dodger Stadium to help transport fans quicker to the stadium.
"We're hoping there will be about 50 of these that will whisk people up from Union Station to Dodger Stadium in about seven minutes," said Climate Resolve's executive director Jonathan Parfrey, referring to one of the gondola cabins that is now on display in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.
According to ABC7, those from Climate Reserve formed a subsidiary called Zero Emissions Transit to help build an emission-free gondola route that is able to move thousands of people an hour under the Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Project. The gondola rides would be free for those going to the Dodger game, fans taking this route would just need to do is show their Dodger ticket for the day. Under this new transportation route, it would keep about 3,000 cars out of the Dodger Stadium parking lot and would carry almost 5,000 people each hour. That's insane!
This seems like such a great idea but residents from Chinatown have concerns about it leading to gentrification within the neighborhoods and it would also create a privacy issue as those people pass over their homes. One resident said that they already offer free bus services from Union Station, why do they need a gondola system to use when there's only 82 games a year. The residents have created a group called StopTheGondola.org where they are hoping to stop the building of this gondola route.
As of right now, the Metro is reviewing the Gondola Project and if they move forward with the project, Climate Resolve has said that the gondolas can be in service by 2027. What do you think of this project?