A Loopy Idea?

It's needed, it's not that expensive, and it's doable. But there's one little problem in New Haven's new streetcar plan.

Philip Langdon at the New Urban Network writes:

"...the streetcar plan, in its current tentative form, suffers from what many see as a serious flaw. Most of the line is projected to be a loop going only one direction. Passengers who board a streetcar at Union Station would have to go through the downtown, up Whitney Avenue to the Science Hill section of Yale and then back through the length of downtown to reach the medical district. Instead of a quick and fairly direct trip, they would face a much longer, circuitous journey."

Among others, Langdon talks with Norman Garrick, a transportation engineer at the University of Connecticut and a regular Planetizen contributor.

Thanks to Renee Brutvan

Full Story: New Haven plans a streetcar, but will a one-way loop work well?


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