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.
December 31, 2009
December 30, 2009
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…
December 23, 2009
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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.
December 22, 2009
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.
December 20, 2009
David Cole has produced this new map of the Cincinnati Streetcar highlighting the stops and attractions along the route.
December 18, 2009
The Enquirer is reporting the Phelps building could be converted into a luxury, extended stay hotel. Located in the southeast corner of Downtown, the new hotel would be two blocks away from the Cincinnati Streetcar, which would allow the guest of the hotel to easily travel between Downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Clifton Heights University Heights Fairview, Corryville, Mt. Auburn, Clifton and Avondale.
December 15, 2009
This video provides an update of the construction that is occurring on the Cincinnati Riverfront Park at the south end of the streetcar line.
December 11, 2009
Cincystreetcar.com now has “Build the Streetcar” window decals available for local businesses. Printed by Decal Impressions in Over-the-Rhine, these re-stickable window clings can be applied to any glass surface and are avaiable to any local business that would like to display one of the 4″ by 6″ decals.
If you would like to request a decal, please email email@example.com with your contact information and one will be delivered to your business.
Some buisness that are already displaying the decal include:
- Park + Vine
- Findlay Market
- Taste From Belgium
- Jean-Ro Bistro
- Milton’s Prospect Hill Tavern
- The Over-the-Rhine Foundation
- Urban Eden