Average Trip Length is 3/4 mile per Charlie Hales,
former city commissioner and "father" of the streetcar, now working for HDR, inc.,an engineering company
(the Hales quote is at 39:30 into the video at PSC transportaion seminars)
From blog posting by Chris Smith, member Portland Streetcar Citizen Advisory Board:
January 25, 2007
A Number for Jim (at long last)
I finally had a chance to catch the video of Charlie Hales addressing a PSU transportation seminar about Streetcar.
You can find the stream and download here.
First, for Jim Karlock, Charlie quoted an average trip length for Streetcar (no, I don't know his source): 3/4 of a mile. So go run your numbers, Jim!
In the Q&A session Charlie also speculated on why it may be difficult to make a Hawthorne Streetcar pencil (a question of how much redevelopment the neighborhood wants). He also suggests that a park-and-ride at the end of the Lake Oswego line is not a good idea.
Well worth catching.
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