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John W

Minor quibble - could you possibly change the parameters for the pop-up images (eg in the on-click parameters, at the very least allowing scroll bars or resizing)? It's just that anyone looking at this on a laptop or other smaller screen only sees the top half of the picture. Cheers.

Tom West

I'm using a big screen, and I can't see the bottom of the image either...

Jarrett at HumanTransit.org

Typepad has been notified!  For now, it's another reason to click through to the report!


Well, if you can reserve a lane for streetcar, do it. If you can make the streetcar streets unattractive for through car traffic, do it too. Sticking with these two rules of thumb makes mixed traffic streetcars/light rail reliable without compromising average speeds.


Just looking at it from above, it is a great streetcar route in the fabric. It is an avenue line (and parallel to a major arterial), connecting major districts and with strong connections to the distinct neighborhoods and districts on either side. Of course, that is what I read from above. If the circulators at either end represent TOD opportunities, even better.

Ted King

There is a work-around - instead of left-clicking try middle-clicking. I've got my center button set to open links in a new tab in most of my browsers. This doesn't work when it's a JavaScript pop-up but regular links are okay.

(In FireFox this is the default behavior - "browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick" option. In other browsers check the "Tabbed Browsing" panel in Edit -> Preferences.)

Jarrett at HumanTransit.org

The first graphic, the map, should now have a scrollbar when you click on it. Let me know if there are further problems.


Why not a trolleybus?


Brisben, trolleybuses might work in Oakland. Considering its neighbor is San Francisco, there is at least the proximity of ETB operation and a knowledge tree that's readily available.

There are major hurdles, though. San Francisco actually has a real need for electric vehicles: the ability to climb very steep hills. Oakland's busiest routes are in its flatlands. The routes in the Oakland Hills are too unproductive to merit investment in wires and hard-to-find buses.

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