Sunday, August 26, 2012
Future of Pike Transportation - Autos Vs. Streetcars
I took your advice and took a vacation, to New York and Ontario. Spent a week in and around lovely Toronto. Yes they have a lots of streetcars. Lots of autos and bicycles. And lots of accidents involving streetcars and autos and bicycles. Lots of bicycle accidents involving streetcar tracks.
Toronto's Yuppie Elite loves streetcars. Love their autos and bicycles too. Do not like buses. Think buses are for minorities and the working class (people who are not part of the so-called "creative class").
Most Toronto residents are not in love with streetcars, want them to be replaced by modern buses. Want shared-street streetcars put underground or in transitways.
Pike's transportation '"future" is lots more 4-wheeled and 2-wheeled vehicles, fewer buses, more and more streetcars. It's going to be streetcars vs. autos on the Pike.
Peter, Douglas Park