Once a Skeptic, Now a Supporter

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Barb Cooper of Daisy Mae’s at Findlay Market writes on how she has become a supporter of the Cincinnati Streetcar:

During the last year, I’ve changed my mind about the proposed Cincinnati streetcar. Up until the last year, I thought it was another silly waste of time, energy, and money that would be discussed for years by the Cincinnati “powers-that-be” and would never actually be completed. Gradually, however, I have been swayed.

As I started reading more about other cities where rail plays a major role, I saw the economic development that follows once plans for a rail line are in place. In addition, I heard from my son during his college internship this past summer in Washington, DC, about how wonderful it was to just hop on and off the Metro and not have to worry about parking, traffic, or getting home after a night at a bar. About the same time, I began to get acquainted with the Findlay Market neighborhood and started to understand what a vital link the streetcar could be to this historic Cincinnati location.
Daisy Mae's Market is located on the south east corner of Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine

2 thoughts on “Once a Skeptic, Now a Supporter

    Quimbob said:
    January 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Knowing the CBD/OTR area helps a lot in understanding the viability of a streetcar for that area.

    Randy Simes said:
    January 22, 2010 at 8:48 am

    The Cincinnati Streetcar really will be a tremendous addition to Findlay Market as it transports people from high density living areas in the Central Business District, the Gateway Quarter area, and Uptown neighborhoods to the market for their grocery/food shopping needs.

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