Trams

Yesterday
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
July 1, 2016, 10am PDT
A Toronto professor pushes against Christian Wolmar's assertion that the tram's demise can be connected to anti-worker policy. For one thing, trams never went away in some cities.
The Guardian
March 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Baton Rouge tram, as the city is describing its proposed transit project, now has a preferred route and is ready to proceed to the final stages of environmental review.
The Advocate
December 7, 2015, 10am PST
At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.
Houston Public Media
December 22, 2014, 11am PST
Melbourne, Australia, is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today—say in a city such as Sydney—would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.
The Urbanist
Feature
March 24, 2014, 5am PDT
Neil Roberts shares details of Melbourne's Yarra Trams, which has exceeded its service delivery and punctuality goals by the use of intelligent transit technology like sensors, the tramTRACKER app, and mobile work stations for employees.
Neil Roberts
June 27, 2012, 2pm PDT
Yonah Freemark investigates France's new love affair with the tram, which is spreading like wildfire in cities across the country, supplanting major bus routes and giving transit ridership a healthy boost in the process.
Next American City
March 22, 2011, 9am PDT
Officials in Hamburg, Germany are considering a plan to build an aerial tram connecting two of the city's popular neighborhoods.
Der Spiegel
October 21, 2010, 8am PDT
Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.
Arabian Business
October 11, 2010, 12pm PDT
Aerial trams connecting New York City to Roosevelt Island are going to be back in operation next month. But will enough people want to ride these "sky bubbles" over the East River?
The New York Times
September 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.
Next American City
December 9, 2009, 7am PST
After decades of auto-dependence, the French city of Strasbourg turned its back to the car and built a citywide tram system and street grid that reclaims roads from auto-dominance.
Next American City
Blog post
May 26, 2009, 5pm PDT
I’d been obsessed with it ever since I saw The Princess and the Warrior. (Between that and the funicular in Flashdance, there is just something about bad-ass chicks that commute via unique transit.) So, when I found myself with an unexpected free morning in Essen, Germany, after especially cooperative weather for photographing the day before, I hopped on the S-Bahn towards Wuppertal to see the famed train. 

Jess Zimbabwe
June 6, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Vancouver has plans to spend nearly $3 billion on a 12-km stretch of subway. But a recent study shows that same amount of money could be used to create a tram system covering more than 175 km in the city.</p>
The Tyee