Sunday, January 31, 2010

Streecars and urban tree canopy - friends or enemies? Washington, DC

Streetcars 4 DC » Blog Archive » Committe of 100: Misleading and Just Plain Wrong Part II: Streetcar Wires and the Urban Tree Canopy:
The Committee of 100 on the Federal City has issued a petition against streetcars in the District of Columbia and is asking neighborhood and citizen organizations to sign on. Before doing so, all organizations should be aware that the petition and its supporting document are full of falsehoods and misleading insinuations. In a previous post, I countered the biggest falsehood — the claim that cities around the world are installing streetcar systems that do not use overhead wires. To date, only one city has done so: Bordeaux, and that system proved so problematic that the vast majority of that city’s system, including all future extensions, uses overhead wire.

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