We stumbled upon this proposal by a group called the Chicago Streetcar Renaissance for a Clark Street Starter Line while doing a little research to learn about what happened to our Clark Street streetcar this weekend.
What do you think — cool or crazytown? (scroll down to the bottom to vote)
“The Clark Street line would run through the four zip codes with the highest transit ridership in all of Chicago. In these neighborhoods, drivers are the minority. They’ll still be able to drive to work, but not down Clark Street: Clark is going to be optimized for commuting and shopping.
The Clark Street line connects the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods with the Near North and the Loop. It connects downtown to some of the city’s most popular attractions, including North Avenue Beach and the Lincoln Park Zoo, where quality transit service is desperately needed.
It runs through the area with the highest transit ridership, but where it’s too far to walk to the elevated train, so those riders have been relegated to buses stuck in traffic.” – Chicago Streetcar Renaissance
Chicago Architecture Blog’s Should Chicago Resurrect its Streetcars?
WBEZ’s Why busses arrive in bunches