Come to Cincinnati Salon: Streetcar edition

Talking it outCome join a conversation on public transportation and how cities around the world have successfully (or not-so-successfully) worked their own citys’ transportation plans. It’s free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

This is the first meeting of the Cincinnati Salon, planning to meet on the last Thursday of every month from now on, with a different topic and a different host each time.

This month Antoine Clarke, a transportation expert who has worked extensively on fixing problems with traffic flow and public transportation alternatives in London, will discuss the rewards and pitfalls of implementing a public transportation plan. Special emphasis will be placed on Cincinnati’s plan for a streetcar.

The Salon will meet beginning at 6 p.m. with discussion beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Sycamore Place, Apt. 2H, Sycamore & 7th streets, downtown Cincinnati.

It’s free, but please bring a drink or light snack to share.

Photo credit: Alan Firth’s homepage.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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