Dedicated Transit

Historically the streetcar was located in the center of Washington Street. Modern rail systems sometimes use a center alignment and sometimes use a curb alignment, and each comes with advantages and disadvantages. While not a transit facility or engineering plan, this vision plan suggests keeping the center alignment primarily to promote the addition of on-street parking next to the curb lane to support new retail businesses. Center station platforms are strategically placed to minimize disruption to turning traffic while also adding high-quality crosswalk enhancements to connect the platforms with sidewalks.