This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

SeaTrans takes a look at streetcars in Philly (and Seattle). A real streetcar network, as opposed to a toy that runs along the waterfront, will be a good thing.

I have fond memories of the SEPTA trolley from my years living there. I lived right on a trolley line, and my absolute favorite aspect of city life was when the trolley would get stuck behind a double-parked car. The trolley driver would just lean on his horn until the double-parker came out of his or her house. What a way to wake up in the morning.

Ah, Philly…

Anyway, here in Seattle, where people (mostly) obey parking laws and seldom abandon cars in the middle of the street, streetcars will fit in nicely.