Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Crazy Futuristic Ideas

It's so absurd that anyone would think that a streetcar would be incongruent with a city's "colonial appeal" when it's filled with cars. Newport, RI:

Though a modern streetcar system may seem out-of-place with the city's colonial appeal, officials say it could actually be a throwback to the early 20th century, when trolleys operated in the city. Plus, Bronk said, there's nothing quaint about the city's traffic.

"Does four lanes of automobile congestion, is that in keeping with the colonial period? It's not," he said. "Is a highway downtown in keeping with the colonial era? It's not."