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March 14, 2005

Streetcar Smarts

Was the electric streetcar the Northwest's first sprawl machine?

That's a topic that Price Tags (large-ish pdf), Gordon Price's Vancouver-based urban design newsletter, looks at this week. He takes readers on a street-by-street tour of the remnants of streetcar villages in two cities that boomed during that era--Vancouver, BC, and Perth, Australia; looks at how "urban form responded to the opportunity" of the streetcar; and what automobiles brought to the party.

P.S.: Archives of Price Tags are posted on our website. Email Gordon at pricetags@shaw.ca to subscribe.

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