I had the opportunity today to join Portland Streetcar board members, citizen advisory committee members and many folks who have been working for a decade to make the Eastside streetcar a reality on a the very first preview ride! More photos after the jump…
Boarding VIPs at 9th and Lovejoy
Crossing the Willamette!
Center Lanes on the Broadway Bridge
First Stop: the Left Bank
Streetcar in Drive-thru Land on Weidler
Making the Turn onto 7th – I think the cabbie is surprised by our dedicated signal phase.
A Parking Lot about to sprout a big building!
We built a lot of bio-swales on this project, this is one on MLK.
“Flying Over” the main line and some historic railway cars on the way to OMSI
“To Pearl District” a new option for OMSI visitors!
Heading up to the viaduct
Familiar landmarks on Grand.
We have to cross a freeway ramp! We zig to the left to avoid the dedicated turn lane.
Sharing the Lovejoy Ramp with a cyclist (she passed us)