Anyone who lives in the city knows how tough it can be to get around. Wheather you’re stuck in traffic or stuffed in a crowded subway cares— commuting can be a bit of pain. But Elon Musk and the Boring Company claim to have a system in mind that can fix all that. Musk announced a new vision for city Hyperloop travel, which would have thousands or parking-spot sized “stations” that become elevators down to subterranean transport tunnels. The system will prioritize pedestrians and cyclists over cars.
Musk tweeted, “[The system] will still transport cars, but only after all personalized mass transit needs are met. It’s a matter of courtesy & fairness. If someone can’t afford a car, they should go first.”
The whole thing looks similar to a subway system, but Musk says that there will be no huge subway stations. The system will instead rely on thousands of small stations, approximately the size of a single parking space, that will take people very close to their destination. Musk says these stations will fit “seamlessly into the fabric of a city.”
The boring company has not started on the transport system yet, but officials are reportedly talking with authorities in Maryland, Chicago and Los Angeles.