A LOCAL resident has blasted plans to install a moving metal contraption above homes in her city.
Ysabel Jurado called for a proposed project to build a gondola in Los Angeles, California to be stopped.
The gondola would connect LA’s Union Station to the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium and is intended to work as an alternative mode of transportation for locals and visitors.
Jurado took to X, formerly Twitter, and shared a video where she disagreed with the project and suggested that its use would be different.
“The issue with the gondola, which has now rebranded itself as LA ART, because it’s trying to brand itself as a public transit savior for Dodgers games when it only occupies two miles worth of usable public transit,” she claimed.
“In other cities, the gondola is actually a tourist attraction.”
Jurado claimed that gondolas also cause more congestion and do not help to alleviate wait times for travelers.
She also alleged that the project would have an environmental impact on the city as she said trees would be uprooted and removed for its installation.
Finally, Jurado blasted the project for the social impact it would supposedly have on the local community.
“The impact on housing and out seniors and on the communities in CD14 and CD1 that would be affected, it would be as low as 20 to 40 feet above people’s heads,” she said.
“Over you know different community sites, low-income housing,” she added.
“And, It would be right in direct view blocking these seniors’ view in Chinatown and obstructing it as they’re trying to just age peacefully in place.”
Jurado called on viewers to contact their local representatives to fight the plans.
“The gondola is not the solution,” she said.
Other locals disagreed with Jurado’s take and argued in the post’s comments that the gondola would actually help with traffic.
“I’m a local resident and live blocks from the gondola. Every game day the streets are unusable with busses and cars,” one X user said.
“The gondola will solve this problem, create jobs and investments in our neighborhoods and cities, reduce emissions and smog.”
“It sounds like a great idea to reduce car traffic and pollution,” another person said.
The project is expected to start construction in 2026 and be ready for the 2028 Olympics.
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