San Diego Historic Class 1 Streetcars

131 Signatures Goal: 100

San Diego once had a beautiful and unique form of public transportation: The Class 1 Streetcars. This fleet of 24 streetcars was built for the 1915 Panama California Exposition, which was the event that gave us Balboa Park as we know it today. They carried thousands to and from that event and continued serving San Diegans for 24 years after it. These streetcars are the only truly historic option we have for public transit in our city and returning them to their original rails will make them eligible for National Historic Landmark Status. San Diego could have a Historic Streetcar line akin to the cable cars in San Francisco and streetcars in New Orleans. Like those systems, these streetcars could serve our inner city neighborhoods both as a fun form of transit for locals and as an iconic attraction for tourists. And with the impending centennial celebration of the 1915 Exposition there is no better time to see them restored and returned to their original route. I, the undersigned, wish to see the Historic Class 1 Streetcars restored and returned to their original route in time for the centennial celebration of the Panama California Exposition in 2015.

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  • Chris Schlueter
    Chris Schlueter United States, San Diego
    Aug 11, 2014
    Aug 11, 2014
    How about reconnecting to Golden Hill via Broadway?
  • Nora hussey
    Nora hussey United States, Sumter
    Mar 10, 2014
    Mar 10, 2014
    Streetcars would be a welcome mode of transportation and a way to promote our neighborhood communities.
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    Michelle Province United States
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    Jeff Freeman
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    Chris Schlueter
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    Yelena Granovskaya
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    Nora hussey
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    Travis United States
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    Philip Rowcliffe United States
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    RUBEN United States
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    Rob Frosio United States
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    Eric Forslund United States
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    Victor Flake United States
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    John Percy United States
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    Michael A Jacobs United States
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    Roy McMakin United States
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    Hami Ramani United States
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