In this view on a very dreary day the Space Needle lies some blocks beyond the outbound
streetcar. Denny Way is the cross street. It is dividing line between
the Denny Triangle (classified as a part of, or extension to, downtown), and the South Lake Union neighborhood. Westlake Ave. becomes Westlake Ave.
N. The angling of the
general pattern of the cross streets changes.
The South Lake Union Streetcar is the first of what one day may be four or
more similar lines in the city. It continues to attract a lot of public attention,
much of it positive, some of it, including its often very low ridership and
extremely low fare recovery, negative. The future will be interesting.