Streetcars and Spatial Analysis.
What are your proposals for streetcars and or trolleybuses in Brooklyn and New York City? Here past trackage maps are presented and analyzed in todays environment. Geospatial analytical methods are discussed regarding new routes.
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Manhattan Streetcars were very different from the system running in Brooklyn and elsewhere. For start, most Manhattan streetcars got their power from an underground conduit in the middle of the two running rails. Most Manhattan streetcars did not have trolley poles, although some that ran into the Bronx did. Only short stretches of track in upper Manhattan had small segments of overhead trolley. The track map for 42nd Street has its source listed on the map: New York Division, ERA, September 2002, Vol.45, No. 9, Page 4. Map drawn by J. Erlitz from original data by B. Linder