Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Streetcar named Scarlett

Latest on Atlanta Streetcars:

Today's letter in the AJC:

READERS WRITE: A streetcar desire

For the Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/27/07

Responses to "Streetcar plan rolls today to next phase," Metro, March 26, and "Streetcars on Peachtree, y'all," @issue, March 26

An appealing plan

Is it possible that streetcars will bring the long imagined upgrade of Peachtree Street? Will a streetcar named Scarlett (after Scarlett O'Hara of "Gone With The Wind") make our premier thoroughfare grand once again?

The proposed look portrayed in the plan's sketch certainly is appealing. The wider sidewalks have already made a good start in the Midtown area. As springtime arrives in Atlanta, nothing is more attractive than the idea of strolling along a fine boulevard with flowering trees, enticing shops and cafes, and sleek light rail in the form of modern streetcars.

Let's keep this brilliant plan on track.


Dar points out that it was here at 13th and Peachtree that Margaret Mitchell was killed by an automobile. All the better to replace cars with streetcars named in her honor.

Graphic: See the blueprint

And also today: Atlanta's Mayor,

Franklin rings bell for Peachtree streetcars

Trolly Good, Jameson

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