Outside Magazine published this list of America’s Top Ten Cites. One thing they all have in common—Streetcars. Every city on the list is either operating or in the planning stages for a streetcar system. Do great cities build streetcars, or do streetcars build great cities? Or both?
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Advanced Planning for a Streetcar
Atlanta, Georgia: Operates Heavy Rail, Advanced Planning for a Streetcar
Austin, Texas: Operates Commuter Rail, Planning Streetcar
Boston, Massachusetts: Operates Subway and Streetcar
Charlotte, North Carolina: Operates Light Rail, Constructing a Streetcar
Cincinnati, Ohio: Planning a Streetcar
Colorado Springs, Colorado: Preliminary Planning for a Streetcar
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Operates Light Rail, Planning a Streetcar
Portland, Oregon: Operates Light Rail and Streetcar
Seattle, Washington: Operates Light Rail and Streetcar
How about this for a New Rule: Not everything in America has to make a profit. It used to be that there were some services and institutions so vital to our nation that they were exempt from market pressures. Some things we just didn’t do for money. The United States always defined capitalism, but it didn’t used to define us. But now it’s becoming all that we are.
Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees says the U.S. government should raise the federal gas tax to pay for the replacement of the Interstate 75/71 Brent Spence Bridge.
On his July 13 show, Cunningham advocated “beat[ing] the hell outta” homeless people with “a big old cane, Singapore-style.”
As Cincinnatians continue to be restricted to automobile travel and limited bus service, Seattle is now celebrating the opening of their light rail system. Having fewer transportation choices is a negative and it is no wonder that the talented young professionals and creative class are choosing cities like Seattle, Portland, Charlotte, Atlanta, D.C. and San Francisco over places like Cincinnati.
In the continued flailings of the Starbucks chain, here’s a new one: the stealth Starbucks store.
A Seattle outlet of the 16,000-store coffee behemoth is being rebranded without visible Starbucks identifiers, as 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea.
Two other stores in Starbucks’ native Seattle will follow suit, each getting its own name to make it sound more like a neighborhood hangout, less like Big Coffee, a Starbucks official told The Seattle Times on Thursday.
The reason I didn’t stay in Cincinnati after graduation was simple: I didn’t want to own a car.
I currently have no car. Which means: no car payment, no car insurance, no car maintenance, and no gas to buy. It’s perfect. I bike to work. And if it’s raining – it take the tram. Or streetcar, as Cincinnati calls it.
Back when Facebook expanded from a college-only network to being open to anyone in 2006, it introduced the concept of “regional networks” to let users share more information about other people in the city or country they live in. Some default privacy settings for profile page content were set to a user’s regional network (like San Francisco or China), and Facebook created network pages for people in the same areas to connect.