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@ David C

Yeah that has worked so good on 7th street; the tracks need to be fenced off to block traffic otherwise there will be cars at some point in the day (you cant have a cop there for a full 24 hours)driving on the tracks.

What we need to do is have streetcars traveling on all major roads in DC regardless of travelers from that you have a better chance of getting people out of cars because it will travel along major corridors and thats where people want to go.

They need the cars traveling along the entire streches of North/South/East Capitol Streets, Eastern/Western/Southern Avenues

Then we need to cover as much as possible of Rhode Island, New York, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Branch, Penn, MLK, Alabama, Connecticut, Mass, Georgia, Florida, Michigan & Nebraska Avenues

then 16th, 14th, 7th streets, Benning, Sherrif, Bladensburg, Minnesota, Good Hope, Wheeler, Military, Riggs Roads

Put a station of some sort at the end of every route with a drop area for people in cars and possibly a few metered spaces and a area for buses to pull into.

Have stations at every entrance to DC thats is on a major road some will keep going via into the city while others will stop and take the streetcar.

To get people out of there cars the streetcars need to lead out from the center in every direction not just the directions where they can get more development; the residents of the city should be cared for first in this not where more development can arise from.

Another thing is that depending on how the fare is structured may effect the view of the lines from the public; if the streetcar system has rail fares they will be expecting it to be fast and if it doesn't you got a problem.

by Kk on Oct 23, 2009 6:28 pm • linkreport

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