Build Streetcars, but as a Development Tool

Trolleys should be funded by the property owners they enrich
  • Jeff Speck


STREETCARS—TRAINS THAT RUN IN STREETS, mixing with traffic—are far from the most efficient way to move people around. They are essentially buses that can’t change lanes. Unless they have a dedicated travel way, as bona fide light rail, they are subject to the whims of traffic, which can mean all sorts of delays. And unless they are well integrated into a larger transit network, they are unlikely to expand freedom for many people.

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