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A World-Class Streetcar System for a World-Class City

A World-Class Streetcar System for a World-Class City

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BUILDING A WORLD-CLASS STREETCAR SYSTEM FOR A WORLD-CLASS CITY 
System Recommendations and Route Assessment
A Report to the Mayor and Council of the District of ColumbiaPrepared by theStreetcar Working Group of the Subcommittee on TransportationCommittee of 100 on the Federal City
Meg Maguire, Dorn McGrath, Monte Edwards, Dick Wolf With assistance from Alec Stewart, Graduate Student,Department of Geography, George Washington UniversityJanuary 2011
 
 Also available on our web site:
<http://www.committeeof100.net>
 
 
 
 
 
Table of Contents
Executive Summary and Recommendations..................................................................................................1
 Introduction and Methodology........................................................................................................................9
 Route Diagrams...............................................................................................................................................11
 Historic and Economic Development Districts Affected by Streetcars.............................................11
 Route Diagrams............................................................................................................................................15
 Route Summary and Conclusions..................................................................................................................22
 Detailed Route Segment Analysis..................................................................................................................27
 Route # I: H St./Benning Rd./K St. Corridor....................................................................................27
 Route # II:
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave./M St., SE Corridor............................................................37
 Route # III:
8
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St./Martin Luther King Jr. Ave./K St./H St. Corridor.............................................45
 Route # IV:
Georgia Ave./14
th
St./7
th
St. Corridor...............................................................................51
 Route # V:
Minnesota Ave./Good Hope Rd. Corridor......................................................................63
 Route # VI: Florida Ave./8
th
St./U St./Calvert St. Corridor...............................................................67
 Route # VII: Rhode Island Ave./U St./14
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St./K St. Corridor........................................................75
 Route # VIII: Calvert St./Columbia Rd./Irving St./ Michigan Ave. Corridor................................79
 Conclusion: DC Streetcar Route Assessment..............................................................................................
86 
 
 APPENDIX A: A Word On Wires................................................................................................................87 
  APPENDIX B: Critique of DDOT’s Wireless Technology Assessment............................................................89 
 

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