Yeah, hyperbole and half. But really, isn’t that what being in love with the community you chose to live in is all about? 🙂
I normally would not post about a post on Left in Lowell that really is only of interest to us Lowellians, except I know there are public transit fanatics here and you might want to hear about the study outlining an incredible vision for Lowell and public transit – a return to trolleys. This has been talked about for a few years, ever since we broke ground on the redevelopment of the Hamilton Canal District (which is adjacent to downtown Lowell). A taste:
The report proposes (and mind you, it’s an initial proposal, so lots of changes could happen between here and build out, if it happens at all) to have a trolley line from the Gallahger, through Hamilton Canal District to downtown, and using the existing LNHP track (which they use mostly as historic ambiance than moving people from place to place), the trolley would split and a small branch heads to Middlesex College, and the other down Father Morressette Blvd past University Ave Bridge, then down Fletcher to Broadway to UML’s South Campus. Other stops include the Inn & Conference Center, the Tsongas Arena, and LeLacheur Park, as well as existing locations such as Boott Cotton Mills and the Mogan Center.
Go check it out and be awed by the awesomeness that is Lowell when it’s at its absolute best! 🙂
And while we’re at it, please ignore my last 10 tweets which are about Lowell at its worst…LOL.