The iconic yellow car at the intersection of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard. Photo via: Metro Library and Archive

How often do we hear residents say, after looking at old photos of the neighborhood, “They really ought to bring back streetcars to Eagle Rock!”

Yes, we do have bus lines, but they tend to be slow and get stuck in traffic caused by too many cars on the road. Unlike the buses of today, the streetcars we fondly look back upon operated in a dedicated right-of-way. In other words, by having their own lanes, the trolleys of yester-year were separated from car traffic and were less likely to get stuck in traffic. So while our yearning for rail stems partially from nostalgia, it also comes from an understanding that public transit works best when it has quality dedicated infrastructure.

Read about the history of mass transit in Eagle Rock and how residents can support bringing quality transit back in the Walk Eagle Rock blog HERE