Hughes at seeingeyeblog emailed yesterday with this photo and question:
I spotted this posted on the metrobus stop @ wilshire+la brea yesterday. Couldn’t figure out who’s behind this…
Fear not Hughes, I’m on it and I was tickled to see the photo of the sign. You see, back in 2000 a group known as Heavy Trash started posting large versions of these signs announcing the new Aqua Line, which was a subway to the sea. (The large signs showed that it would have been a route straight down Wilshire Blvd, starting at Western and ending at Ocean.) I know, it makes an excellent point about how to make our city more liveable and friendly … and what’s so poignant about it is that it’s true. I would absolutely take the subway to the beach. I’d also take the subway to the airport, but that’s been proven undoable.
Now, you’re saying to yourself, Heavy Trash, that sounds familiar. Some folks may remember the installation earlier this year of little staired platforms for people to observe folks inside gated communities.
If anyone knows if there is an actual effort to create an Aqua Line of some sort, leave a comment here.