The art of transit

photo by Steve Hymon/Metro

This isn’t exactly a secret spot, but I had never visited the old Pacific Electric streetcar right-of-way in Silver Lake. About .8 miles of the old alignment still exists on open property between the 2 freeway and Fletcher Avenue — various developers have had no luck developing the land over the years. A good write-up of the hike along with a very cool historic photo of the old tracks can be found at Modern Hiker.

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