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Thursday, July 3, 2008

UrbanCincy readers are excited about streetcars

The June poll results are in...and it was a clear/decisive victory for streetcars (YouTube video about modern streetcars). The question was, "what are you most excited about over the next few years?" And phase 1 of the proposed streetcar system (141 votes) nearly tripled the amount of votes casted for the second place finisher (The Banks phase 1a - 53 votes), and tallied one more vote than the other four options combine.

I voted for the streetcar option for a pretty simple reason. It is something that helps make many of those other options (i.e. The Banks, OTR progress) more feasible and helps to spur more good things to come (i.e. future Queen City Squares). It's like the gift that keeps on giving.

So, why did the other 279 voters vote the way they did, and most importantly, what are you going to do to help make them happen?
Image from Dewi's Trains, Trams & Trolleys


Quimbob said...

Speaking of streetcars
I always try to look at things from a libertarian viewpoint and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
Do you know how the city licensed the privately owned streetcar companies ?
Are any cities working with private companies to provide streetcar services today ?
Seems like it would be a complete nightmare with insurance companies & such.

Randy Simes said...

Fundamentally I think that privatization, of public infrastructure, is a bad idea.

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