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Won't the streetcar block traffic?

Streetcars hold up traffic less than buses do. Since everyone must enter one-at-a-time through a single door at the front of the bus, the boarding process is inherently slow, and it backs up cars behind the bus. If a disabled person on a scooter or in a wheelchair is trying to board or alight from the bus, traffic may be delayed several minutes. Modern streetcars have six sets of doors – three on each side – and four of them are barrier-free, double doors so lots of people can board simultaneously. Take a few minutes to watch how easily people board the Portland Streetcar:

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