Modern streetcars on narrow streets
One of the things that bugs me about much of the discussion about streetcars in DC is the insistence that many streets are "too narrow" to accommodate streetcars. I get frustrated because the discussion ignores both historical practice in DC as well as elsewhere, as well as modern practice, particularly in Portland, Oregon, where in the Nob Hill District the streetcars run on some narrow streets.
It just frustrates me that so many people lack the inclination to seek out information rather than to just spout stuff off.
Flickr photo by Paul Bingman of a Portland streetcar arriving at NW 23rd & Marshall Streets in the Nob Hill neighborhood.
I haven't been to Portland since they opened up the streetcar extension, so I don't know the practical effect on the streets in that area of the city.
Media, Pennsylvania has a streetcar running down its Main Street.
I can't seem to find a historic photo that I have of the streetcar on 4th Street NW in Takoma DC.