Elon Musk’s traffic-skipping tunnels might just have the first customer in hand. The billionaire entrepreneur confirmed that he talked with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the conversation was really promising about using The Boring Company’s technology as part of a larger underground network that would shuttle cars, bikes, and people. It is still not clear that how the talks are proceeding but the Los Angeles mayor sounds optimistic and he even mentioned Elon Musks efforts to reduce traffic during an ABC interview.
Promising conversations with @MayorOfLA regarding tunnel network that would carry cars, bikes & pedestrians. Permits harder than technology – Elon Musk
Elon Musk’s finding is that technology is the easy part but getting the legal clearance from the authorities, that’s hard. The Boring Company will need extensive permits if it’s going to create a whole grid of high-speed tunnel transports underneath LA, and it’ll be no mean feat to convince officials that such an ambitious project should go ahead. Still, this is a start. And when LA is both highly dependent on cars and infamous for its traffic, the city might be receptive to some audacious ideas.
So do you think this concept will become a success and reduce traffic?