At 4:00 PM today at City Hall, the city will hold the first of four public meetings on the City Council's proposed streetcar expansions .

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1st Ave. Streetcar: Curl's Revenge?

At 4:00 PM today at City Hall, the city will hold the first of four public meetings on the City Council's proposed streetcar expansions. The line being discussed today would run along 1st Ave. from Seattle Center to the King Street Station. But as commenter Matt the Engineer at the Seattle Transit Blog points out, unless the streetcar gets its own right of way, it'll basically be parked during rush hour. That would mean bad news for commuters, but perhaps good news for SW's Aimee Curl and her John Henry-esque quest to beat the machine. She came up short in her battle with the vaunted S.L.U.T., but even with 1st Ave.'s crowded sidewalks, I think she'd have a decent chance of beating a 1st. Ave. rush hour streetcar, particularly if headed downhill on the night of an M's game.

 
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