New Wireless Streetcar technology would be compatible with Rose Parade floats

Route for Pasadena’s Streetcar could include Colorado Blvd.

Cities across the US are realizing the benefits of easy “Hop-on, Hop-off” trams.

This video shows a new solution by the Canadian aerospace/train/streetcar manufacturer, Bombardier, for making a wireless streetcar option. The technology, called “Primove,” can also be applied to electric buses and even electric autos! (But it’s the streetcar option that interests us.)

Bombardier Primove Wireless Electric Streetcar

Since Colorado Blvd is Pasadena’s most active street, it makes sense to put our best mobility options on that street if possible.

Bombardier’s current Streetcar model is called FLEXITY 2. Details here.

About the DPNA:

The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association is the voice of the residents of the Central District of Pasadena, California.

We meet monthly on the Third Thursday at 6:30pm in the Gamble Lounge of Pasadena Presbyterian Church at 585 E Colorado Blvd.

The DPNA promotes a walkable urban lifestyle in a city that is vibrant with thriving businesses, excellent arts, good government, and active public spaces.

The DPNA advocates for urban parks, wider sidewalks, pedestrian-biased street design, bike lanes, trees & shrubbery, mixed-use & transit-oriented development, enduring architecture, a streetcar, and other amenities that improve life for residents of an urban city center.

Downtown Pasadena is defined roughly as the 210 freeway (north), Catalina Ave (east), California Blvd (south), and Pasadena Ave (west).

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