Urban Circulator Study
The City of Winston-Salem is considering the possibility of implementing an urban circulator, possibly a streetcar or enhanced bus service, connecting Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods to each other and the region.
Urban Circulator Workshop
A public workshop was held by the city of Winston-Salem to present information and get feedback on the selected route and type of vehicle:
Urban Circulator Workshop Presentation [pdf/1.39mb/22p] NEW!
About the Urban Circulator Study
In 2006, the Winston-Salem Streetcar Feasibility Study established the concept for a streetcar route through the urban core, but a more detailed evaluation of an urban circulator (bus or rail) is needed. The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate options for an urban circulator, and to select a preferred alternative.
Project Fact Sheet #3 [pdf/458b/1p] NEW!
Project Fact Sheet #4 [pdf/1.26mb/4p] NEW!
What Could an Urban Circulator Look Like?
- Rubber-tire bus or rail vehicles
- An old-fashioned trolley or streetcar
- A more modern-looking, sleek vehicle
- Color scheme would be compatible with WSTA or other destination characteristics
How Would an Urban Circulator Work?
- Would travel on same streets as automobiles
- Routes would be short, with a high frequency of service
- If rubber-tire, would obey same traffic signals and speed limits as automobiles
- If rail, would run on a separate track
- Circulator stops would be located at high demand destinations and/or businesses
- Would also have stops at locations that would spur economic development
- Could potentially utilize historic Union Station in east Winston.
For more information, contact:
City-County Planning Director
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