Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Livable Streets

We think you might enjoy this video about Donald Appleyard’s influential and fascinating studies on traffic patterns. It goes to show that transportation has a massive impact on our lives in a number of ways, including some that go far deeper than accessibility or commute duration.

We think you might enjoy this video about Donald Appleyard’s influential and fascinating studies on traffic patterns. It goes to show that transportation has a massive impact on our lives in a number of ways, including some that go far deeper than accessibility or commute duration.

Streetcar Volunteer Meet and Eat!

As we continue to make progress in our efforts to get the Class 1 Streetcars back on the streets of San Diego, we’ve had a number of people ask us about volunteer opportunities. We really appreciate those offers and we’re at the point where we would love to take you up on that.

We are holding a meeting at Kip’s Cafe in Hillcrest at 6pm on Tuesday May 17th and we’d love for you to join us for good food and good discussion! We want to get to know those of you who are interested in preserving our city’s historic treasures and making a difference in San Diego’s public transportation. We would love to hear about your particular skills, as well as what you think we should be doing more of.

We thank you all for your support thus far, and hope to see you on the 17th at 6pm.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Friday, May 13th on Facebook or via e-mail. And feel free to tell your friends!

Mission Hills Alive! Partners with the American Red Cross

As if art, food, wine, family friendly fun, and Class 1 streetcar No. 138 weren’t enough reasons to come out to Mission Hills Alive! this Saturday, May 7th— now you can come enjoy yourself and donate to a very worthy cause.

Stop by the Class 1 Streetcar to consider the benefits they could provide for San Diego’s less-than-stellar public transportation system and while you’re there please drop a check or some cash in our donation box for the American Red Cross’ efforts to provide food and shelter for the thousands affected by the recent tornadoes in the South.

Thanks a lot to L.B. Powers & Son Plumbing Co. for organizing this donation drive!

Class 1 Streetcar No. 138 at Mission Hills Alive! (5/7/2011)

Well folks, Class 1 streetcar No. 138 is making the rounds! After a fun weekend at the Del Mar Antique Show last month, this car will be making a special appearance in one of its old stomping grounds at Mission Hills Alive! on Saturday, May 7th. Join us for local Mission Hills art vendors, live painting, wine tasting, food, and tons of family-friendly fun all the while taking an up-close-and-personal look at these truly historic treasures from San Diego’s past. Seeing one of these beauties in person really makes it easy to imagine what it would be like to have them back on their original routes, providing public transportation for our city once again!

We’ll be on the 4050 block of Stephens St. (between Fort Stockton and West Lewis). Take a second to RSVP to our Facebook event and take a look at the full details of this great community arts & culture event below.