Kansas City Streetcar
Kansas City has been waiting for for years for a street car. Yesterday I only had to wait for ten minutes. Yes – Kansas City finally has it’s street car system. Well, perhaps calling it a system is a bit of an overstatement. The Kansas City street car “system” only has one route. And, truth be told, it is a short route, running about 2.2 miles through the heart of Kansas City. Still, it’s a beginning. And the streetcars provide a very nice ride. The plan (hope?) is that the system will eventually be expanded. That would seem to obviously be a good idea. Simply extending the current route another 3.4 miles to the south, providing a connection to The Country Club Plaza which is one of Kansas City’s preeminent tourist, restaurant, shopping and entertainment districts would just make a whole lot of sense. Can’t believe they didn’t do this from the beginning.
Kansas City Streetcar Video
At present the Kansas City Streetcar runs from the Union Station / Liberty Memorial area on the south and continues northward along main street running near The Power & Light (Entertainment) District and the Sprint Event Center, past the Kansas City Library and then looping around the River Market area before returning northward.
I am happy to report that Kansas City did get one thing right with their streetcar – the price. The ride is free! (Regular readers will recall that “free” is one of my favorite words.) The ride is smooth if a bit slower than might be anticipated. And so far it is really popular with locals and travelers alike. The streetcars also have some other nice features. Sprint provides free wi-fi service to passengers. And cyclists will find that the streetcars are bike friendly. You can bring your bike on-board. Very nice.
Visit KC / Ride The Streetcar ……………… And Enjoy The Adventure!