Elon Musk plans to dig a tunnel under Los Angeles to ease the traffic, and that’s a possibility not many of us would have given much thought to. And interestingly, it could be a reality in a few years from now.
Early yesterday, Elon Musk stated that he is making progress with his plans to dig a tunnel under Los Angeles. He stated that the digging will start in Crenshaw, California, at Interstate 105 and the digging will go across his desk at SpaceX.
Elon Musk has been an advocate of tunnels for cars for many years; in fact, he brought up the topic on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk” radio show about two years ago, and ever since then, he has been pursuing his dream of having car tunnels, since in his opinion, it would be the best option if you wish to reduce traffic on the Los Angeles highway.
He once made this statement: “if you were to extrapolate that to cars and have more car tunnels, then you would alleviate congestion completely. You would not need a flying car in that case, and it would always work, even if the weather is bad. It would never ice up and it would never fall on your head.”
I guess it was one pretty crazy traffic jam that held Elon Musk in Los Angeles on December 17 that pushed him real hard. According to his tweet back then, “traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging, it shall be called, “The Boring Company.””