Downtown Streetcar Project Opens Website, Seeks Feedback

7_10_09_streetcar.jpgA street car on Tornoto’s King Street. Photo: Kevinseanw/Flickr

Activist and blogger Eric Richardson, and indeed the whole Blogdowntown team so some extent, have been heavily involved in advocating for bringing streetcars back to Los Angeles on Broadway and beyond.  Thus, it’s little surprise that Richardson has the scoop on L.A. Streetcar Inc.’s new website designed to solicit feedback on potential routes for Los Angeles’ streetcars of the 21st Century:

For many Downtowners, 2014 just can’t get here fast enough.

That’s the projected opening date for a Downtown streetcar planned
to link South Park, Bunker Hill and the Historic Core. L.A. Streetcar
Inc. (LASI) today launched a new website full of information about the project and its current status.

Most importantly, the site includes maps for three conceptual alignments currently under consideration.

The non-profit LASI was set up in 2008 to spearhead the streetcar project, following a model established in other cities like Portland. In January, the board named Dennis Allen its Executive Director and he’s been hard at work on streetcar issues ever since.

What follows is an interview with Allen that touches on the choices behind the roots and other issues.  If you’re not familar with Blogdowntown and have some thoughts on the streetcar, please feel free to leave comments there as well as here.  The folks at L.A.S.I. are familar with Blogdowntown and will be mining the site for feedback.