The poster child for transportation trouble has changed course, turning visions of a Blade Runner-esque dystopia into a thing of the past.
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I live in a beautiful old apartment in an historically preserved neighborhood filled with trees. Most mornings, I walk three blocks to the nearest rapid-transit stop and take a 10-minute ride past a major art museum, a couple of beautiful art deco theaters, and several busy shopping and office districts. On alternate days, I bike the four miles, stopping at any one of the many sidewalk cafes along the route before settling into my desk on the fifth floor of a 10-story office tower.
As streetcars disappeared, so too did the street life that had formed around them.\n
The Game Changer\n
In the long run, the Metro will reach every part of the county and create an interconnectivity that we never had.\n