Jan 16, 2014

This Big City

How many US cities are planning streetcar systems?

But not everyone agrees with the idea: “It’s a trolley to nowhere,” said Pat Lawler, 83, sitting on a downtown bench. “In Kenosha (Wisconsin), people drive their cars.”

That’s compared to 7.8 for road-only construction. Cities that want to boost employment need to invest in cycling.

Is BRT the way forward for cities facing severe budget constraints? Cleveland’s Euclid Ave corridor, complete with streetscape improvements and a new BRT line, makes the case that it just might be.

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