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Monday, January 23, 2012

Does Rapid Transit follow the people or does it create communities?  In the map above, census data from the 2000 Census was applied against existing rapid transit routes, bus and subway.  The Church Avenue route is shown in red since it is the focus of many of my blogs.  It seems to the eye, that as we go away from areas of good rapid transit coverage, the population concentration drops.  Good candidates for streetcars would be areas that are far away from rapid transit but still have moderate to high concentration of population.  The Church Avenue route today as bus and the past as a trolley, always had good usage because the east end of the route is far away from the Nostand Avenue subway.  The census tract from the 1950's is not shown here so we really cannot compare 1956 (date of abandonment) and today.

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