[Pictured: an old yellowcar in Downtown LA]
There's a lot of chatter lately about bringing streetcars back to Downtown LA, specifically a Broadway line that would connect LA Live to Disney Hall. A recent New York Times article proves streetcar-envy is widespread, mainly thanks to Portland's successful model which rehabbed an entire neighborhood and sent property values through the roof. Now, an editorial in the Pasadena Star-News says bringing the old red and yellow cars to the 'Dena would make the prosperous burg even more so. Calling for an L-shaped route from Old Pas before turning south on Lake, the article says these mini-transit lines can go up quickly, get people out of the car and into stores, and make urban living more livable.
· Streetcars? Again? [Pasadena Star-News]
· Streetcar possibilities have Downtowners fired up [Curbed LA]