Month: December 2009
Cincystreetcar.com hopes that everyone has a happy and safe New Years Eve. Alcohol contributed to 37% of the 37,261 fatal automobile accidents in the United States last year. If you are drinking please be sure to not drive. Be safe and take public transportation or a taxi.
From the final public hearing draft of the Hamilton County Transportation Policy Plan:
Transportation construction and enhancement can no longer focus solely on capacity building for automobiles…
Hamilton County aspires to implement an efficient and seamless multi-modal transportation network that connects residents, visitors, and workers to businesses, neighborhoods, and regional amenities, and must support the efficient movement of goods. Well thought-out transportation and infrastructure investment decisions create dynamic cities and neighborhoods that are a catalyst for regional success. Energy conservation, mixed uses, higher densities, walkable communities, and reducing the impact of transportation on climate change create livable environments that attract residents of all ages while promoting economic growth and the creation of good jobs for the citizens of Hamilton County…
The City of Cincinnati has produced an updated version of this video promoting the streetcar. As a result of the increased property values and new development along the line, building the streetcar will create $80 million of additional funding for Cincinnati Public Schools, benefiting all 52 neighborhoods. Support CPS–Build the Streetcar.
Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated commissioned a study to count the number of pedestrians walking around downtown at lunch time. This study found 40,507 pedestrians along the streetcar line every day from 11:00am to 2:00pm and another 23,173 pedestrians one block away on Vine St during the same period. The study was conducted in October and November. Due to the cold weather when the study was conducted, the summer numbers are likely higher.
In Downtown, Cincinnati’s largest employment center, there are tens of thousands of people walking around that would be able to take the streetcar for lunchtime trips. Additionally the streetcar will serve the 62,163 Cincinnatians who live in the neighborhoods along the line, the nearly 40,000 students at the University of Cincinnati and the tens of thousands who work in Uptown, the region’s second largest employment center, ensuring plenty of riders for the streetcar throughout the day. Support Cincinnati–Build the Streetcar.