Well, the headway they've used for the studies is 7.5 minutes. Maybe that'll get cut, who knows. But let's assume it here.mattaudio wrote:Given the continued growth of Old St. Anthony into a residential neighborhood with future density possibly greater than Uptown and the North Loop, is anyone else concerned that a little starter streetcar with shared right of way and, likely, relatively low headways will be lacking in capacity from day one?
A streetcar has a capacity of 92, give or take (depending on how many are willing to stand). Assuming that none of the people who got on at any of the three-ish stops on the St. Anthony side are headed for other destinations there, that works out to a notional capacity of 736 people per hour headed downtown.
To fill that, you'd need around 30 people waiting at every stop for every single trip. I'm hopeful for high ridership too, but I think that might be a little optimistic.