By Skye Ryder
Image: Artist's rendering of a reimagined Chase Bank in La Mesa, topped by a Sky tram station.
April 1, 2021 (La Mesa) -- Sky rides at the San Diego Zoo and Sea World are among the most popular attractions for visitors. Now an aerial gondola adventure is coming to East County.
The idea is a joint proposal by East County’s newly elected Supervisor Joel Anderson and La Mesa City Councilman Colin Parent, also a spokesman for Circulate San Diego, which promotes advancing mobility choices for communities across our region.
Back in 2017, then-County Supervisor Ron Roberts suggested expanding the ride to downtown San Diego. Roberts said, “I was looking at the zoo ride, and I was thinking, ‘You know what, if we just kept going across the freeway to Sixth Avenue and went downtown.’ That would be fun.”
The current board of Supervisors is now embracing that concept – and carrying it a step further. (Read more)