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monsoon, July 30, 2004 in Urban Design & Architecture
The number of streetcar systems that used to exist is quite astounding. I don't have any specific numbers for you, but I can give an example- My town of Spartanburg had a trolley line, that way well used. It used to take people all over, and out to nearby mill villages. So imagine if a town the size of Spartanburg had one, what other small towns did as well? Probably in the hundreds.
Darn, I was going to post something along this line, lol. I just finished reading Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs (really good book by the way) and it mentioned this scenario. I just found it totally unbelieveable that this would happen and that I had never heard about it before. Thanks for posting that though. Streetcars are awesome.
I'm with you swags, I love street car systems. I wish we would see a return of these. They are great way to get people out on the street in cities.
Detroit used to have the largest city-owned street car system in the US. No more...the Woodward line was the last to close down, which occured in 1956. Now we have an unrealiable and underfunded bus system.
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