Welcome to the DenverStreetcars website. Here you can find information on the history of trolleys in Denver, about current proposals that could bring them back, and about some of the existing systems located throughout North America.


Travel by trolley no more. Light rail is now the trend in mass transit, Denver C-Line in December 2006


In the Systems link are definitions of streetcar terminology and general explanations of how streetcars came into and out of favor as the first choice of transit users. Also, there is a quick guide to the few systems that have managed to provide consistent, although greatly diminished, service from the very beginning.

The In History link provides a timeline of information related to the Denver streetcar service, along with a separate link to showcase forgotten service provided by other North American cities.



Authentic streetcar on Denver's 16th St. circa 1909 (Courtesy Denver Public Library)

The Development page is dedicated to providing up-to-date information on plans for the reintroduction of trolleys onto the streets of Denver.

Inside the Maps & Info section are links to sites containing more information on the subject of streetcars, some of which has been integrated into the creation of this site. My thanks to those individuals for the resources they provide.



Colfax & Marion Street circa 1909 (Courtesy Denver Public Library)


For comments or suggestions, please refer to the contact link in the Community page. If there are any public meetings or announcements about Denver you would like others to know about, feel free to send those too. Currently, that part of the site showcases a class study I completed on public interest for the return of the trolley to Colfax Avenue.

One final note: All photographs contained in this website are the property of DenverStreetcars.com unless otherwise stated. Please ask permission or credit the use of information obtained from this site. Thank you and enjoy.

 

This website was created in the Computers in Planning course of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado.

Information shared on this website is intended for educational purposes only.