Travel + Leisure
Updated February 02, 2017

In an effort to curb traffic, cities across America are following San Francisco's lead and reinstating their cable car systems. Philadelphia's Girard Avenue trolley operated for a century before it came to a halt in 1992; now World War II-era cars run along its electric cables ($2 per ride; www.septa.org). • When Little Rock launches its system in October, yellow streetcars will cross the Arkansas River to the River Market (25 to 50 cents; www.cat.org). • Traveling along Tampa's resuscitated Ybor City tracks are eight reproduction cars with such authentic details as brass railings ($1.50; www.tecolinestreetcar.org). • And New Orleans has reopened its Canal Street line. The bright-red replicas of the original 1920's-style cars ($1.25; www.regionaltransit.org), unlike their vociferous predecessors, slip quietly through the French Market.
—Amy Rosenberg

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