Street Food, Streetcars, and Streetlife

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UrbanCincy has this piece about how streetcars improve the liveliness (and outdoor culinary options) of a city:

For example, when people living at The Banks development along Cincinnati’s riverfront ride the Cincinnati Streetcar to Findlay Market for their weekly shopping needs it is not the businesses that sparked this behavioral change, it is the streetcar that enables this, as Mr. Callinan would put it, cosmopolitan lifestyle. The lifestyle changes influenced by the streetcar system will create additional demand for cosmopolitan offerings like the street food vendors Mr. Callinan details as more people, instead of cars, begin to populate our streets.

Read the rest here.


One thought on “Street Food, Streetcars, and Streetlife

    George Williams said:
    March 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I can attest to this firsthand. Back home in New Orleans the areas surrounding the steeetcar line are lively and full of eating / drinking / recreational options. Much more so than the corresponding areas serviced by buslines.

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