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Aesthetically speaking, we envision a system that is designed by and for Santa Cruz. This process has not yet begun, but the guideway design and vehicle design can be whatever our community chooses.

Most neighborhoods won’t have their own guideway, but many neighborhoods will be within easy walking distance of a PRT stop. In some cases, existing power lines can be embedded into the PRT guideway, resulting in a cleaner neighborhood appearance than ever. And most PRT systems are even quieter than electric cars, bringing a sense of peace.

We expect a robust public transportation system will inspire many individuals to let go of their private automobiles, or at least to use them less often, resulting in safer and less-cluttered streets.