Why People Like the Modern* Car

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  1. They are fast.  They lead the traffic parade.
  2. The cars are spacious.  They are designed for comfort.
  3. Street cars are entirely free from fumes of gas or hot breath of burning oil.
  4. Ventilation is positive, but pleasant.
  5. Safety is insured by rugged stability.
  6. In an age of jazz and jiggle, the car ride is a smooth relaxing glide.
  7. Noise has been eliminated, permitting a quietness that is almost unbelievable.
  8. Reading, writing or studying is easy on the new cars.  Time used is time saved.
  9. Lighting is perfectly designed for comfort and ease in reading.  While ample, the glare is gone.
  10. No lurching and swaying.  The cars start and stop with agreeable efficiency.
  11. They use little street space. One car seating 53 passengers takes the place of 33 automobiles ~ in rush hour traffic it replaces 50.
  12. “Channelized traffic” is the best answer to the congestion problem.  The street car follows a very definite channel, steel rails.  It is the one known factor in a busy street.  You know where it will go.

*From a 1930’s Cincinnati Street Railway Advertisement

Modern Cincinnati Streetcar, 1930s
"Modern" Cincinnati Streetcar, 1930s (Still in Service in San Fransisco)
Modern Cincinnati Streetcar, 2012
Modern Cincinnati Streetcar, 2012

2 thoughts on “Why People Like the Modern* Car

    travis said:
    August 11, 2009 at 9:26 am

    hey, i rode on that car a few weeks ago!

    VeggieOption said:
    August 12, 2009 at 6:22 am

    When my husband and I were in Prague we discovered that their streetcar system was very well thought out, easy to use and simple to understand. Cheap too! Although the system has been in place for many years, the trams were very clean and modern and are a fantastic way to explore the city and suburbs.

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