Many people, including Jarrett Walker, have written skeptically about the value of streetcars over buses in mixed traffic. They're right to be skeptical, but they don't explain why we can't just go back to the way things were. I've often wished we could go back to the time when there were trolleys on the streets of Long Island City and interurbans serving places like Hoosick Falls (minus the sexism, racism, and so forth).
Getting Sleeeeepy...Jarrett continues with the streetcar mobility argument alone. Starting to look like a manifesto on why cheap buses are better than "expensive" streetcars. Sorry, I just don't see it in that kind of a vacuum. Afte... Read Post
Jarrett Walker has provided a lot of insightful commentary and thought-provoking questions since he established his Human Transit blog a few months ago. His most recent series questioning the value of streetcars is in this vein: we ... Read Post
Wired: Road-Paver Concept Lays Asphalt Underneath Traffic Sybil Derrible: PLoS ONE: Network Centrality of Metro Systems Jarrett Walker: San Francisco: all-door boarding on buses! Nokohaha: Nicollet Avenue Night and Day Reihan Salam:... Read Post