Seattle Streetcar Extension Looks Unlikely to Proceed
Seattle's proposed First Hill Streetcar expansion has stalled. "Support from Broadway businesses is lacking for the current design and the financial plan, and with the neighborhood adjusting to the light rail station and the First Hill Streetcar, the Seattle Department of Transportation has stepped back from the extension with the intention to revisit the plan with stakeholders sometime in 2017," writes Kaylee Osowski in the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
One issue causing this push back is access of panel trucks. Many small business owners are worried that if panel trucks cannot navigate Broadway, the line extension would cause them more trouble than the project is worth. This issue, among others, led to the Capital Hill Chamber of Commerce pulling their support of the project.