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Friday, December 07, 2007
Trolley tracks a trap for cyclists
Here's why I'm not among the folks hoping Miami's Upper Eastside will be connected to the downtown by trolley cars. It's a piece from Seattle, where the cars aren't running yet but the tracks are already making cyclists crash. Yes, I know trolleys are romantic and colorful and people love to ride 'em. But how about rubber-tired electric jitneys? Take a cue from Port-au-Prince and paint 'em Miami Tropical.