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The Jetson family wave as they fly past buildings in space in their spaceship in a still from the animated television series, 'The Jetsons,' circa 1962. (Photo by Warner Bros./Courtesy of Getty Images)

Not only do I think this is a great idea, I think they could go right down 93 through the city!!! I’m for ’em!!! Imagine the traffic congestion and parking spaces these would free up? And they look so Jetsons!

Everything you need to know about the proposed Seaport gondola system

The glossy renderings are fun to look at, but is it really a good idea? There's an ambitious proposal to help commuters navigate the often-clogged streets of Boston's Seaport district, and it has more in common with a mode of transportation associated with ski resorts than it does with the more conventional approaches to reducing city rush-hour traffic.