I was driving up Gilbert Avenue from downtown recently, noticing the new median improvements being installed. Casually examining the work, I saw what appeared to be railroad tracks running through what would have been the middle of the road.
Turns out the backhoe digging up the road so construction workers could fill up the new medians with dirt so, presumably, some vegetation would grow in it, had dug up the old Cincinnati Urban Neighborhood Transit lines that ran up to Walnut Hills.
That sight really got me imagining how neat it would have been had the streetcar never ceased operation. We’d be like the San Francisco of the Midwest (couple that with our rainless weather this summer, and we’re already pretty close). It also sort of tugs at the possibility a new Cincinnati Urban Neighborhood Transit line from downtown up to to Findlay Market and maybe eventually up to Clifton would look like.