18 Mar '12, 12pm

The Promise Of A Streetcar In LA Is Slowly Moving Forward

The Promise Of A Streetcar In LA Is Slowly Moving Forward

When tourists think of LA, they often picture Hollywood or Venice Beach, and not the skyscrapers or bustle of downtown LA. Some may not even know that LA has a downtown, which serves as the central business district of the city, with more than 500,000 people coming to work Downtown each day. In addition to the business center, downtown LA is also the hub of the city’s Metro transit system and it freeway system. Downtown LA (DTLA) boundaries are carved out by the freeways it connects. DTLA has been undergoing a revitalization. Currently there are 50,000 residents living in DTLA, five times as many as a decade ago. In the not too distant future, DTLA will also hopefully have a streetcar to serve residents, workers and tourists who all use the area. Historic Streetcars of the 1920's Historically, during the 1920’s LA had a rail system that rivaled NYC as the most comprehensiv...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/promise-s...

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