Author Topic: Lost Jacksonville: Real Streetcars  (Read 2308 times)


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Lost Jacksonville: Real Streetcars
« on: September 20, 2023, 09:28:48 AM »

Streetcars were a common sight in U.S. cities at the beginning of the 20th century, but by the 1960s, they had been wiped out, usually replaced by buses deemed cheaper to operate and more comfortable. More than a half-century after streetcars were abandoned and burned, several U.S. cities are working to revive them. Why? Because of their uncanny ability to rapidly transform once-decrepit neighborhoods into economic powerhouses by attracting billions of dollars of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) within walking distance of their routes.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville: Real Streetcars
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2023, 12:24:27 PM »
Another great historical perspective and a window to a possible future.

Something I've never seen in local streetcar articles - how far apart were the stops? Were there any amenities (shelter, bench, etc) at the stops? I assume passengers stepped up from the curb or street onto steps to climb into the streetcars (no ADA back then).