Communicating Character Through Streetcars

Mark Byrnes takes the global streetcar renaissance as an opportunity to reflect on how their design symbolizes a city's common interests and sense of itself.

In a fun photo essay, Byrnes showcases the design of rail cars around the world, in the belief that they communicate something about the larger character of the places in which they operate.

"Some of the older ones can suggest a city's affinity for it's history (Milan) or perhaps its lower budget (Pozan). New ones can suggest a city's growing density levels (Seattle and San Diego) or just its attempts to modernize (Athens and Lisbon)."

Full Story: The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

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