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This is an interesting link to urban re-development in Washington D.C. The article about the restoration of certain street cars is intriguing, and I think one of the worst moves that Pittsburgh did was get rid of ours. I don't think we need the whole system. But on major cross town streets it would be a blessing.

http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/

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This is an interesting link to urban re-development in Washington D.C. The article about the restoration of certain street cars is intriguing, and I think one of the worst moves that Pittsburgh did was get rid of ours. I don't think we need the whole system. But on major cross town streets it would be a blessing.

http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/

Streetcars should work quite well in DC. What would be the key routes for a system in Pittsburgh?

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Streetcars should work quite well in DC. What would be the key routes for a system in Pittsburgh?

Liberty Avenue from Downtown through the Strip/District, through Bloomfield, connecting to a line on Center Avenue. Center connects to a line on Penn. The Penn Line connects to a line running on Fifth Avenue, as does a line on Craig St. The Center line could run through the hill district connecting at Mellon Arena, or the new multi use complex for a casino? The Fifth Avenue line runs through Oakland and the Hill District, eventually connecting back to Liberty. Also one line through the South side would be nice connecting at the T station. This could be better as light rail along the river, connecting to a line that goes over the Birmingham Bridge and the Fifth Ave line.

Just some random thoughts.

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