Month: April 2009

Streetcar Op-Ed in the Enquirer

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A few days ago, the Enquirer ran this piece.

58 Years Ago Today

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Streetcars stopped running on the streets of Cincinnati.

A PCC Car painted in Cincinnati colors still in service in San Fransisco
A PCC Car painted in Cincinnati colors still in service in San Fransisco

Streetcars Reduce Congestion

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This was posted by UrbanCincy last year.

The first graphic is from almost 100 years ago. The second graphic represents the modern day update, from UrbanCincy:

Ford Taurus dimensions were used for average auto size with an average of 1.2 passengers. Skoda ST10 dimensions were used for average streetcar size with an average of 85 passengers. What was seen is an increase in both the average space taken up by streetcar passengers and auto passengers. Auto space saw a 142% increase which dwarfed the 26% increase for streetcar passengers.

Modern Day

Another Great Day

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Its Saturday, the 9-7 Reds are at home coming off a wining series against the Cubs, the Cyclones have a home playoff game tonight, Findlay Market is attracting its large Saturday crowd in  Over-the-Rhine, and there should be the typical throngs of people forming lines down the street for the 7th Street bars (last night was packed). The forecast: 86 degrees and sunny.

With so much going on, wouldn’t it be great to have a Streetcar to tie this activity all together?