Monday, May 3, 2010

Streetcars, Light Rail, and the Central Corridor project

MPR has been running a series all last week on the Central Corridor Line that will be running between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. This week I plan on running my own blog posts that will cover each segment and give my two cents. First, to understand why we need the Central Corridor Line I think this MPR story about the old streetcar system, and museum, will set the stage.

Like most cities 50 years ago the Twin Cities had an extensive streetcar network that got folks around town. Today, just like most major American cities we have buses as are main mode of public transportation. What happened in that time period that we took so many steps back in our transportation planning?

Check out this interactive map for stories and history of University Avenue.

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