The 1.3 mile stretch of streetcar line that opened in Seattle just over a year ago looks amazing. Besides their smooth, silent, and odorless ride on tracks, it’s only a small step to board the trams from the sidewalk and you can just wheel a bike right on board with you.
The video says it all, but here’s a little more about the Seattle streetcars:
The streetcar features many top-of-the-line tech amenities, including real time arrival message boards, solar-powered ticket vending machines, and human-activated doors to save energy while the train is in layover mode. If you go to the Seattle Streetcar web site, you can find out the next arrival time and actually watch the streetcars moving via GPS trackers.
[ via StreetsBlog. ]
Any ideas for a test route for something like this in Louisville?