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Streetcar Reflections

The online magazine BURNAWAY thoroughly traces the rise and fall of Atlanta's streetcar system in an article this week. Hard to imagine that, for nearly 80 years, Atlantans did the unthinkable en masse: Boarded moving things with other people. "For the first quarter of the twentieth century, and into the second quarter, streetcar travel was de rigeur for Atlantans," the magazine writes. "After electrification, service expanded exponentially into a spiderweb of 200 miles of line—a rider could go practically anywhere." [BURNAWAY]