Sunday, April 05, 2009

The proposed Cincinnati street car will make a car free downtown lifestyle an attractive alternative for the elderly.
It will connect the elderly resident with sports, restaurants, theater, music & shopping. The street car provides ease of access to people using walkers and wheelchairs. The second stage of the project will provide easy transportation to the medical facilities in Clifton. The dense housing downtown will make the delivery of in home services more efficient. The expected increase in street activity will provide safety as well as plenty of positive human interaction to keep the older person active and alert both mentally and physically.
Given that the large baby boom generation, with fond childhood memories of downtown, is rapidly approaching this age, the time for this development is now.

Story behind the Fishwrap photo here.

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