Empirical Data Proves the Intangible Benefits of Vintage Streetcar Service


It’s a fact that streetcar service can help cities reduce traffic congestion and boost economic development. More difficult to quantify, however, are the intangible benefits that come from offering a beautiful and efficient way for people to get from Point A to Point B.
So let’s consider this photo an empirical data point. Captured last week on Market Street near the Beale intersection, it shows two passengers enjoying the ride on PCC No. 1057, in service on the F Line, en route to Fisherman’s Wharf. As any armchair ethnographer can clearly see, these urban travelers are definitely enjoying the ride.
Photo by Todd Lappin/Telstar Logistics