I’ve found myself using the King car quite a lot, and it really needs some help getting through downtown. You’d think that 45,000 bums on seats every day buys a certain amount of moral leverage. When it moves well, it’s an excellent system, but I’m never sure what to expect.
On the other hand, it’s not clear where the bikes go – how much room is there between the widened sidewalk and the right-hand side of the streetcar? With a bike lane squeezed in on the outer edge of the sidewalk, it could be an excellent system.