Once a supporter of a proposed aerial transit system in Griffith Park, LFIA (Los Feliz Improvement Association) has now rescinded its initial support for the project, which is in Phase Two of a feasibility study by the City of Los Angeles.
In a letter sent to CD 4 Councilmember David Ryu, the LFIA Board of Directors outlined its opposition to the proposed park project.
“We don’t want to sit back and watch Griffith Park be marginalized by commercialism,” said LFIA president Amy Gustincic. “Our original support for the concept was contingent on mitigation of the unsustainable and dangerous traffic inflicted on our neighborhood on the south end of the park, resulting from the gaining popularity of the venues accessed through our neighborhoods. The proposed aerial tram routes don’t address that issue.”
Along with LFIA, other community organizations have taken a strong stand against aerial trams in Griffith Park, including the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter and the Friends of Griffith Park. The Sierra Club is circulating a petition against the Hollywood Sign aerial tram proposal. You can find the petition at https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/stop-the-hollywood-aerial-tram.
You may read the LFIA letter sent to Councilmember David Ryu here: LFIA Rescinds Support for Griffith Park Aerial Tram
Image courtesy of Friends of Griffith Park.